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Govt. change not to affect Suhag's appointment as Army Chief

New Delhi: The appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief will not be affected by the change of government, said new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley whose party BJP had strongly

PTI [ Updated: May 27, 2014 16:53 IST ]
govt. change not to affect suhag s appointment as army chief
govt. change not to affect suhag s appointment as army chief

New Delhi: The appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief will not be affected by the change of government, said new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley whose party BJP had strongly opposed the UPA government for elevating him to the top post.


“Well, I believe that there should be no controversy or issue about the appointment of any person. Some comments may have been made about the conduct and procedures of the process. It is not going to have any effect on any person concerned in any manner,” he told reporters here.  

Jaitley, while taking charge of the Defence Ministry, was asked to comment on the opposition by BJP during the elections on the appointment of Lt Gen Sihag as the next chief.  

The BJP had questioned why the UPA government was rushing to appoint him as the Army Chief when the incumbent was going to retire only on July 31.

It had even moved the Election Commission (EC) seeking directions to stop the government from making such key appointments.

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