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Sushil Kumar Shinde: Ex-home secy R K Singh is a BJP man now, won't react to his allegations

New Delhi:  Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today refused to react to RK Singh's allegations against him, saying he no longer considered the retired bureaucrat as being a former home secretary but saw him as a
PTI January 16, 2014 14:06 IST
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New Delhi:  Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today refused to react to RK Singh's allegations against him, saying he no longer considered the retired bureaucrat as being a former home secretary but saw him as a politician and BJP man.

“Singh is now a political man. His allegations are political in nature. He is now with BJP. I do not see him as a former home secretary but as a BJP man. I will not react to his allegations,” he told reporters here.  

Singh has claimed that the home minister had allegedly interfered with the transfers and postings of Delhi Police. He has also accused Shinde of having given wrong information in the matter of the US helping India bring back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Singh also remarked that Shinde was not fit to be Home Minister and said Chidambaram was “100 times better” than him.  Singh joined BJP in December of last year and may contest the Lok Sabha polls from Bihar.

Shinde said his Congress party and ministerial colleagues had already reacted to Singh's allegations.  Congress has questioned the “opportunistic” and “low” behaviour of the officer.

Party general secretary Digvijay Singh claimed that the former home secretary had tried to get a post-retirement position from UPA.