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Former Army Chief Gen V K Singh asks people to throw the corrupt out of power

PTI 03 Aug 2012, 20:54:47 IST
New Delhi, Aug 3: Lending his support to Anna Hazare's movement against corruption, former Army Chief Gen V K Singh today asked the people to “throw” the corrupt out of power and support the alternative political force sponsored by the activist.

Making his first public appearance in the national capital since retiring from the Army and sharing the dais with Hazare at his hunger strike site, Singh spoke at length how sepoys are treated in the Army and the kind of training they undergo to tackle any kind of disaster or problem.  

The former Army Chief, who was among the 22 eminent personalities who appealed to Hazare and other activists to end their fast, asked the people to travel to every village in the country and spread awareness about corruption, its ill-effects and the alternative political force.  

“It is in your hands. The right to vote is with you. You can throw the corrupt people out. Annaji is providing an alternative political force. Go to every village and spread awarness among people,” Singh, who had a confrontation with the government on his age issue, said.  

He also spoke about the J P movement of 1970s and said the famous slogan ‘Quit the Throne, Public has arrived' is apt in today's atmosphere.

“You have the same slogan and you all have the same alternative. One again revive the slogan of JP,” he said.

Heaping praises on the Army, especially its men, Gen Singh said he was speaking as a sepoy and went on to add “when everything fails, if a bridge collapse or someone falls into a drain, we are called.”