Former Chief of Army Staff and MoS for External Affairs Ministry VK Singh had said in an interview to BBC Hindi that anyone who refers to the Indian Army as “Modi ji ki sena” (Modi’s Army) is not just wrong but that person is also a “traitor”.
Singh’s comment came a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was issued a notice by the Election Commission of India for referring to the Indian Army as ‘Modi ji ki Sena’ during an election campaign in Ghaziabad.
“Congress ke log aatankwadiyon ko biryani khilate the aur Modi ji ki sena aatankwadiyon ko goli aur gola deti hai (Congress people feed biryani to terrorists, while Modi’s army gives them bullet or bomb). This is the difference. The Congress people use ‘ji’ in Masood Azhar’s name to encourage terrorism,” Yogi had said.
In an interview to BBC Hindi, Singh had said that referring to the BJP cadre as “Modi’s army” is one thing, but calling Indian Army “Modi’s army” is not only wrong but one who says is a traitor.
“If someone says that the Indian Army is Modi’s army, then he is not only wrong but also a traitor to the country. India’s Army belongs to the country, it does not belong to a political party,” Singh said in the interview.
Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel said he hoped that “BJP takes suitable action against these anti-nationals.”
Gen VK Singh is right, those insulting the Indian Army by calling them the soldiers of an individual or “Modi ji ki Sena” are traitors
I hope BJP takes suitable action against these anti-nationals. pic.twitter.com/izoBtMS2JK
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) April 4, 2019