BJP demands proper govt response to Army Chief allegations

New Delhi: BJP today demanded a "proper response" from the government to serious allegations levelled by outgoing Army Chief Gen V K Singh about decision making and functioning of the armed forces.

"General V K Singh has raised certain critical issues about the functioning and decision making of the Ministry of Defense particularly in relation to Army. He has levelled very serious allegations about supply and purchase in the armed forces," BJP Chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

In a series of interviews to TV channels, Gen Singh has alleged there have been serious anomalies in supply and purchase in the armed forces. "Army is a very important institution of the country and the BJP would like a proper response from the government which owes a duty to the nation to explain and assure that the country`s defence preparedness is safe and that no attempt is being made to save anyone," Prasad said.