Gurgaon, June 9: Amid apprehension of his joining Team Anna and yoga guru Baba Ramdev, former Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Saturday said that as a citizen of India he also has sympathy for the common man facing the blatant corruption.
“See, I would not say on anybody individually. We should not go on personalities, but on issues. Everyone has sympathy on issues concerning corruption and the common man. Similarly, as a citizen of this country I also have sympathy over this and hope that there should be welfare of the common man. Nobody knows what is going to happen next,” said General (retired) Singh, when asked whether he would be joining Hazare and Baba Ramdev.
“There is full cooperation of the public. I am also with the public,” he added.
To a question on whether he would also come up with a similar platform like Hazare and Baba Ramdev to highlight the rampant corruption, General (retired) Singh said: “I have not yet decided about it. The reason is that I have just retired. There are several other things to do. I have to mix up with my people. Then I will see what happens ahead.”
The former Army Chief had earlier said that there is nothing wrong in the movement launched by social activist Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev.
He also said that the issues of corruption and black money raised by Anna and Baba are related to the development and honour of the country.
Team Anna had invited General Singh, who retired on May 31, to join the Lokpal movement.
“We need likeminded people in our team and if interested, Gen. V.K. Singh is welcome to join us after his retirement. It would be his choice,” Hazare had said last month. (ANI)