'Selfish' Congress will 'burn' in their own conspiracy 'fire': BJP

New Delhi, Sept. 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the Congress is playing with the 'fire of conspiracy', which will eventually char them completely.

Reacting to allegations levelled against former chief of army staff General V.K. Singh, Naqvi accused the Congress of having selfish interests, and predicted that it would bring about their political downfall.

"It is very unfortunate that the Congress, which is immersed in corruption, is looking for an outlet for conspiracy. The way that they are going about it, makes it clear that the Congress is playing with fire," Naqvi said.

"With the Congress' selfishness, it is clear that they will fully burn in that fire. ...They are trying to distract the country from real issues, and there is no point to it," he added.

General V.K. Singh had earlier strongly rejected allegations that he had misused a technical services division (TSD) created by him when he was army chief to unseat the National Conference- Congress-led government in Jammu and Kashmir, or to target senior army officers, including present army chief General Bikram Singh.

"What the J and K Chief Minister is saying is motivated and is his personal agenda," General Singh said.

Emphatically stating that he would wholeheartedly welcome a White Paper on the entire controversy that was being linked to him, he said: "There are a lot of probes going on, what has happened to them? This is an orchestrated campaign against me by a few people."

Singh said the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir works solely to stabilise, and said that the allegations against him are part of a vote bank agenda in the lead-up to the 2014 general elections in the country.

General Singh also denied having any close links with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and said he is a nationalist whose main mission has been to awaken the people and create awareness to ensure that there is a corrupt-free system in the country.

"If being a nationalist, if thinking about the nation always portrays you as BJP, then I think people need to get their heads examined. I have got good relations with all parties. It's not just BJP. I go anywhere with anybody whom I feel is going to do well for this country," he said.

Media reports claimed that General (Retd.) Singh set up a special unit in the army that tried to destabilize the Jammu and Kashmir Government.

The report claims that a secret Board of Officers inquiry has recommended that the CBI look into the matter.

Confirming the findings of an army inquiry panel into the dubious workings of a secret intelligence unit set up in 2010 by General (Retd.) Singh, the government on Friday said it had taken steps to prevent such 'undesirable activities', but was yet to decide about ordering a CBI inquiry.

Media reports also claim that the unit set up by General (Retd.) Singh called the Technical Services Division (TSD), a part of Military Intelligence, tried to block General Bikram Singh's promotion.

The reports said that the Board of Officers' recommendation has been examined by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Defence. (ANI)

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