New Delhi: Following the controversy over General (Retd.) V K Singh’s ‘dog’ remark, BJP spokesman Sidharth Nath Singh yesterday said the opposition tries to turn non-issues into issues for its political benefit. He pointed out that the controversy continues even after Singh, MoS for External Affairs, apologised for making the statement.
‘V K Singh has clarified and apologised for his statement. These are all sensitive matters and let us not make politics out of it and try to turn a non-issue into an issue to serve the political benefits of the opposition,” Singh said.
He also said that Lalu Prasad Yadav is looking for anything that makes him relevant to the Bihar elections, adding, “They are losing Bihar elections. So something, which has not been said by V K Singh is attributed by Lalu; certainly he has not insulted Dalits.”
Earlier, the RJD chief had criticised. Singh over his controversial statement on the Faridabad killings incident and had tweeted, ‘Jo V K Singh bola vahi BJP ka mool vichar hai. Dalit ko jitna adhik gaali dega, soshan karega RSS vah BJP utna hi bada neta manta hai (What V K Singh said is the mindset of BJP. Those who speak ill of Dalits and the backwards, BJP and RSS consider them as big leaders).”