Press Esc to close
Sunday 14 February 2016
News updated at 9:02 AM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Government should run like an army unit: Gen V K Singh

Jind (Har), Apr 6, 2013, (PTI) :

Former Army chief Gen V K Singh has said the country needed a system where the government was run like a military unit, for which the nation is above any caste or religion.

"Poverty and corruption are rampant in the country and no effective steps had been taken to eradicate them...the country needs a system where the government was run like an Army unit for which the nation is of prime importance and caste or religion comes later," Singh said here last night addressing a public meeting of 'Jantantra Yatra', led by anti-corruption crusader and social activist Anna Hazare.

The former Army chief alleged that various political parties divided people on the basis of caste and religion for their political gain.

Hazare, however could not preside over the meeting due to ill-health. Gen Singh has been touring with Hazare in Punjab and Haryana as part of the Yatra since March 31, which entered Karsindhu village of Jind district last evening.

Gen Singh appealed to the people to attend Jan-Sansad (public-rally) which will be held in New Delhi in September this year, and unitedly fight against corrupt people and anti-national forces.

Earlier, addressing series of rallies on way to Jind, Anna Hazare had said the 'Jantantra Morcha' is not seeking change of power at the centre, but is struggling for a change in the existing political system for choosing better leaders.

Hazare had said "we have started fight against the system where corrupt and criminals were ruling the country" and called upon the people to choose honest persons in the up coming General elections.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

Students take part in a Kalash procession during centenary year celebrations of BHU...

Students take part in a Kalash procession during centenary year celebrations of BHU...

Buddhist monks playing their traditional musical instruments to welcome high monks...

Buddhist monks playing their traditional musical instruments to welcome high monks...

A Performer walks past another at the exhibition centre of the 'Make In India' week in Mumbai...

A Performer walks past another at the exhibition centre of the 'Make In India' week in Mumbai...

Players of India and Pakistan in action during Women's Kabaddi match at the 12th...

Players of India and Pakistan in action during Women's Kabaddi match at the 12th...

Shooters taking part in the final of 50M Women's Individual Rifle event ...

Shooters taking part in the final of 50M Women's Individual Rifle event ...

Pallavi Retiwala and Pooja Chaurushia of India compete in women's Triathlon race...

Pallavi Retiwala and Pooja Chaurushia of India compete in women's Triathlon race...

Gold Medal winner Rani Sarnobat flanked by Silver Medal winner Annuraj Singh (R)...

Gold Medal winner Rani Sarnobat flanked by Silver Medal winner Annuraj Singh (R)...

Gold Medal winner Omkar Singh of India, flanked by Silver Medal winner Kameel Ullah (left)...

Gold Medal winner Omkar Singh of India, flanked by Silver Medal winner Kameel Ullah (left)...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523