You are here: Home » News-IANS » Politics
Business Standard

Saddening that a routine army exercise has been politicised: Parrikar

IANS  |  N0ew Delhi 

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar said on Friday that the army was conducting a routine exercise in and the northeastern states and also rejected the allegations levelled by TMC that state was not informed about it.

"This is a routine exercise of the Army which has been continuing since last 15 to 20 years. This exercise was conducted last year too between November 19-21," Parikkar said in Lok Sabha.

"Even this year, the same exercise was being conducted in and other northeastern states. This was also done in Uttar Pradesh and Jhakhand," he added.

"Earlier, it was decided that the exercises would take place between November 28-30. But state police urged to extend to dates as there was shut down on November 28. So it was decided that the exercises would take place between December 1 to DSecember 3," Parikkar said.

He also accused the TMC leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of politicising the matter.

"It is saddening that a routine exercise has been made a controversy now. It is wrong to politicise it. This is politics in frustration rather than correct aspect being pointed out," Parikkar said.

Earlier, raising the matter during question hour, TMC leader Sudip Bandopadhyay the army deployment was done by keeping the state in dark.

He said that army was deployed along a highway toll plaza, which is at the second Hooghly Bridge and about 500 m from the secretariat.

"The Chief Minister is still sitting on Dharna inside the secretariat demanding immediate withdrawal of the army," he said.

--IANS

bns/ahm/vm

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Saddening that a routine army exercise has been politicised: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar said on Friday that the army was conducting a routine exercise in West Bengal and the northeastern states and also rejected the allegations levelled by TMC that state government was not informed about it.

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar said on Friday that the army was conducting a routine exercise in and the northeastern states and also rejected the allegations levelled by TMC that state was not informed about it.

"This is a routine exercise of the Army which has been continuing since last 15 to 20 years. This exercise was conducted last year too between November 19-21," Parikkar said in Lok Sabha.

"Even this year, the same exercise was being conducted in and other northeastern states. This was also done in Uttar Pradesh and Jhakhand," he added.

"Earlier, it was decided that the exercises would take place between November 28-30. But state police urged to extend to dates as there was shut down on November 28. So it was decided that the exercises would take place between December 1 to DSecember 3," Parikkar said.

He also accused the TMC leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of politicising the matter.

"It is saddening that a routine exercise has been made a controversy now. It is wrong to politicise it. This is politics in frustration rather than correct aspect being pointed out," Parikkar said.

Earlier, raising the matter during question hour, TMC leader Sudip Bandopadhyay the army deployment was done by keeping the state in dark.

He said that army was deployed along a highway toll plaza, which is at the second Hooghly Bridge and about 500 m from the secretariat.

"The Chief Minister is still sitting on Dharna inside the secretariat demanding immediate withdrawal of the army," he said.

--IANS

bns/ahm/vm

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Saddening that a routine army exercise has been politicised: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar said on Friday that the army was conducting a routine exercise in and the northeastern states and also rejected the allegations levelled by TMC that state was not informed about it.

"This is a routine exercise of the Army which has been continuing since last 15 to 20 years. This exercise was conducted last year too between November 19-21," Parikkar said in Lok Sabha.

"Even this year, the same exercise was being conducted in and other northeastern states. This was also done in Uttar Pradesh and Jhakhand," he added.

"Earlier, it was decided that the exercises would take place between November 28-30. But state police urged to extend to dates as there was shut down on November 28. So it was decided that the exercises would take place between December 1 to DSecember 3," Parikkar said.

He also accused the TMC leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of politicising the matter.

"It is saddening that a routine exercise has been made a controversy now. It is wrong to politicise it. This is politics in frustration rather than correct aspect being pointed out," Parikkar said.

Earlier, raising the matter during question hour, TMC leader Sudip Bandopadhyay the army deployment was done by keeping the state in dark.

He said that army was deployed along a highway toll plaza, which is at the second Hooghly Bridge and about 500 m from the secretariat.

"The Chief Minister is still sitting on Dharna inside the secretariat demanding immediate withdrawal of the army," he said.

--IANS

bns/ahm/vm

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard