UPA govt. targeting people wanting to join BJP: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Sunday claimed that the UPA government was deliberately troubling all people who want to join the saffron party.

Commenting on reports concerning former Army chief Gen V K Singh, who is under attack over the activities of a secret intelligence unit set up by him, Rajnath Singh said: "When he (VK Singh) was in office why wasn't it taken up then; because he shared dais with Narendra Modi this is happening now."

"Whatever V K Singh has said is correct. Why was no inquiry held against him when he was in service," Singh told media here.

V.K. Singh on Saturday launched an all out attack on the ruling UPA Government, and said he is targetted because of his forthrightness, the arms lobby and because people in the bureaucracy stopped getting money.

"I am being targeted because of my forthrightness. I am being targeted because of the arms lobby which started feeling that they cannot bribe people and palm off equipment that is not worth it. I am being targeted because people in the bureaucracy stopped getting the money they were getting from all these lobbies," General (Retired) V.K. Singh told ANI.

"And I am being targeted because some people in the political circles feel that I am uniting the veterans who have not got a good deal even from the UPA Government," he added.

General (Retired) Singh had dragged the government to court prior to his retirement, seeking a change of date of birth in the official records that would have given him an extra ten months in service and in office.

The former Army Chief is now in the midst of yet another controversy following a report that he had set up Technical Services Division, a secret intelligence unit, and misused secret funds to try and topple the Omar Abdullah Government, and to try and change the line of succession in the Army's brass.

General (Retired) Singh, who shared the dais at a rally in Rewari last week with BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, had earlier this year joined veteran social activist Anna Hazare in his crusade against corruption. (ANI)


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