VK Singh ready to take up fight as anti-nuke protestor


VK Singh
Fatehabad, Aug 1: After former Army Chief General VK Singh managed to ruffle a few feathers in the Defence Ministry, ahead of his retirement, by speaking out against the Ministry and the lack of preparedness of the Army, this time around Singh is back to his controversial self. This time he has not spoken against the Ministry but has expressed his angst over setting up of a nuclear plant in Fatehabad, Haryana.

Singh's new role as an anti-nuclear plant crusader is sure to raise a few eyebrows and he has joined the protests that are already underway in Fatehabad.

VK Singh joined the dharna and criticised the government's move on acquiring land for the nuclear plant. He spoke at the protest site, "At least 1,500 farmers will be affected if the plant is set up on the land selected by the government. The land is fertile and the government's decision will not only affect the farmers but also the landless labourers that work for them."

Speaking out against nuclear plants, he called them "destructive" and cited the example of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

This is the first time that Singh has made his presence felt in a public campaign post-retirement. He, however, refused to reveal anything on his political ambitions. Commenting on Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign, Singh said, "I am against corruption and with people who are fighting against it."

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