Army Major General praises Modi, lands in controversy

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Ahmedabad, Mar 15: Army Major General I S Singha landed in a fresh controversy after praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Singha, at the presence of Modi in a meeting, claimed, "Chief Minister Modi has all the qualities of a successful Army commander. His programmes are aimed at development of both the state and the nation."

Soon after his comments, Singha was summoned by the Army headquarters and was asked to explain his statement in the meeting. Though the Army officials later stated that Singha was "misrepresented" in the whole issue.

"Singha had possibly been misrepresented as he had spoken in Hindi," claimed an Army spokesperson in New Delhi.

Singha was speaking at the inauguration of three-day 'Know Your Army' exhibition organised by the Golden Katar Division of the Army.

During the function, Singha also explained to Modi about his dream for land for ex-servicemen housing scheme.

"I would like to request the Chief Minister to provide land to the Army for setting up housing welfare societies for the ex-servicemen in Ahmedabad. Such schemes are available in all other states," stated the Army major general.

During the same function, expressing his concern about Gujarat's security, Modi stated, "Gujarat is a border state. It is sharing border, both land and sea, with Pakistan. And at a time like this, when the neighbouring country has become hostile, there is much more need for the security forces to be alert."

Demanding more transparent security for both the state and the nation, Modi claimed, "There has to be coordination and information sharing between the security agencies for securing the nation."

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