Gen V K Singh's age row gets ugly as he drags PMO

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Gen V K Singh drags PMO in scandals
New Delhi, Nov 8: Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, whose last days in office was marred by a legal battle with the government in the Supreme Court, has sought to drag the Prime Minister's Office over his age row and the Tatra truck scandal saying a senior bureaucrat there was "orchestrating" the issues.

He has claimed in his in his just-released autobiography 'Courage and convictions' that media appeared to be wanting him out of office after the second hearing in the age case that came as a "big blow".

But he continued as army chief after he met the then President Pratibha Patil who told him to "carry on with the work you are doing", the General says without taking any names of those he was attacking.

Singh: A senior bureaucrat was "orchestrating" the issues

Referring to the controversy relating to the Tatra truck deal and says the name of a PMO official was "cropping up regularly" and his relatives had been given plots in the BEML complex the PSU assembling Tatra trucks in India.

"There was little doubt that a very senior bureaucrat in the PMO had been was orchestrating the entire age issue. Ever since I blocked the Tatra files, the name of the person had been cropping up regularly.


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