Following the controversy over General (Retd.) VK Singh’s ‘Dog’ remarks , Bharatiaya Janata Party(BJP) spokesman Sidharth Nath Singh on Friday said that the opposition tries to turn non issues into issues for their political benefit.
He pointed out that the controversy continues even after General (Retired) V.K.Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, apologised for making the statement.
“V K Singh has clarified and apologised for his statement. These are all sensitive matters and let us not make politics out of it and try to turn a non-issue into an issue to serve the political benefits of the opposition,” Singh told ANI here.
He also said that Lalu Prasad Yadav is looking for anything which makes him relevant to the Bihar elections, saying, “They are losing Bihar elections. So something which has not been said by V K Singh is attributed by Lalu; certainly he has not insulted Dalits.”
Earlier, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief had criticised Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh over his controversial statement on the Ballabhgarh incident and had tweeted, ” Jo V.K Singh bola vahi BJP ka mool vichar hai. Dalit-ko jitna adhik gaali dega, soshan karega RSS vah BJP utna hi bada neta manta hai (What V. K. Singh said is the mindset of BJP. Those who speak ill of Dalits and the backwards, BJP and RSS consider them big leaders).”
Singh said: “General V K Singh knows how to respect the nation and the people, it doesn’t suit Lalu or anybody to malign the reputation of V K Singh by putting words into his mouth. “