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Oppn parties drive against V.K. Singh ‘politically motivated’: Naidu


V K Singh

New Delhi: Lambasting the opposition parties for “running a politically-motivated campaign” against Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh over his recent dog analogy, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are playing “competitive caste politics” on the issue.

Naidu told reporters outside the Parliament that there was nothing against any caste or individual in General (Retd.) Singh’s comments.

Naidu also took exception to some political parties’ objection in the Rajya Sabha on Friday on the entry of the former army chief in the House.
“He has every right to attend Parliament under the rule and such a campaign is injustice to him,” he said.

Reacting to the killing of two Dalit children in Haryana’s Faridabad district, General (Retd.) Singh had allegedly said that the government could not be blamed if anyone threw a stone at a dog.

Meanwhile, a Delhi Court on Friday reserved its order on a complaint which sought lodging of an FIR against the Minister of State for External Affairs in this connection.

After hearing the submissions of the complainant, Metropolitan Magistrate Muneesh Garg fixed the matter for pronouncement of order on December 7.

The complainant said that General (Retd.) Singh had hurt the sentiments of the Dalit community.