Mumbai, Oct. 29: Former army chief V.K. Singh today trained guns on the Centre with Anna Hazare by his side, and called for the dissolution of Parliament.
Singh looked the Arvind Kejriwal of Hazare’s upcoming anti-graft team as he addressed reporters at Mumbai’s Press Club, lobbing rhetoric at neo-liberal economic reform, corruption and the political class in general.
Although he read from a statement, Singh came out all guns blazing, attacking the Prime Minister for what he termed “loot of the country”.
Having retired from service just months ago, Singh is possibly the first ex-army chief to launch such a frontal attack on the government.
“This is a government and a system which bows to corporate and market forces and does not understand the aspirations of the common man ravaged by price rise and indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources,” he said.
Hazare, who severed ties with Kejriwal’s India Against Corruption over its decision to form a political party, also addressed the meet.