Army chief row: BJP casts aspersion on govt

New Delhi: The BJP today cast aspersions on the government on the Army chief controversy, saying there seems to be something "fishy" and demanded that the Centre should stop "harassing" Gen V K Singh and instead look into the issues raised by him.

"There is something fishy in the manner in which this government is giving explanations on the whole controversy. We do not want security matters to become an issue….. But instead of harassing Gen V K Singh, this government should look into the issues he has raised," BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters outside Parliament House.

The BJP has expressed concern over the leakage of the letter written by Gen Singh to the Prime Minister. It has also asked Defence Minister A K Antony to look into all the issues raised by Gen Singh, including the Rs 14 crore bribe offer on which a CBI inquiry has been ordered, and has criticised his "inaction and indecisiveness".