Critical of Congress Policies, General Singh Praises Narendra Modi

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Washington, DC – Former Indian Army Chief General V.K. Singh recently expressed disappointment with the Congress party for not accepting responsibility for the 1984 massacre of Sikhs in India, while continuously harping on what happened in Gujarat in 2002.

In an exclusive interview with Tejinder Singh, editor, India America Today, General Singh said, “I find it at the height of hypocrisy when you talk of 2002 in Gujarat but you don’t talk of what happened 1984 and it (Congress) is the party that was involved in it. What more can you have. So this gimmickry has to stop.”

When asked if he supported Narendra Modi as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, General Singh said, “So far as Mr. Modi is concerned, Gujarat has done very well. That is an undisputed fact. Whether it is progress in infrastructure, whether it is progress for all the sections of society… all areas have been addressed pretty well.”

Asked to clarify whether he endorses Modi as a BJP candidate for Indian Prime Minister, Singh said, “I don’t know. I have told you my philosophy.”

Describing Modi’s style of functioning as “good,” Singh told India America Today, “One needs to know more about it. Before you take the decision the type that you are saying (on prime ministerial position),” adding, “He has done positively well in Gujarat.”

Regarding the ongoing negativity from many quarters, the General said, “If you are to ask Mr. Modi which fruit do you like and he says I like apple and one says, see, he likes blood because apple is red. I think that is stupidity of highest order.”

Gujarat Chief Minister Modi was recently made the poll panel chief of the BJP party and virtually being projected as the next prime minister of India if the BJP wins the 2014 general elections. 

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