New Delhi: Congress today demanded sacking of Union Minister V K Singh in the wake of his intriguing tweets shortly after representing the Government at the national day reception at Pakistan High Commission.
“Government should sack him or he should act according to his conscience after the flip-flop-flip since yesterday,” party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters claiming that the Minister has shown his “vote of no confidence” against the government by expressing his “disgust”.
He said since Singh was just a minister and cannot sack the government, he should be shown the door by the government. The demand of Congress came after Singh, a former Army Chief, issued a series of tweets defining “disgust” and “duty” indicating that he may have been unhappy at being deputed to the reception.
Making a larger point, Singhvi insisted that the flip-flop-flip indicated the failure of the Modi government to evolve a stable policy in regard to dealing with Pakistan and on Jammu and Kashmir.
“It is pitiable and laughable to see that the national policy on dealing with the issue was changing every two hours,” he remarked.
Besides, Singhvi recalled that this was not the first time that the Minister has found himself in the centre of such a controversy.
Soon after the new government came in, it had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on the issue of appointment of Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the new Army Chief which was a “vote of no confidence” against the Union Minister.
The Minister's visit to Pakistani High Commission had come on a day India and Pakistan sparred over Hurriyat leaders' meeting Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit, with government making it clear that there was no role for a third party.