AMETHI (TIP): Former Army chief and BJP’s candidate from the Ghaziabad seat, V K Singh, on Friday accused the Manmohan Singh government of weakening the Indian Army. Singh, who was here to campaign for party candidate Smriti Irani, who is contesting against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, said that there were several shortcomings in the Army but being a former Army chief, he was not in a position to speak more about it.
“But I want to say that during the 10-year regime of the Manmohan government, attention was not given to the betterment of the Army and it has become weak,” Singh said. At a public meeting organized in Gauriganj, Singh said that the goal of BJP was to win the hearts of the people. The former Army boss said that there was a Modi wave being witnessed in the country, which was blowing like a “wind of change” that the people have clearly started to feel.