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Left SAD as they do not deserve me: Ex-Army chief Gen. Singh

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

(retired) Joginder said Friday he had left the because they did not deserve him.

J J Singh had quit the last year and recently joined the (Taksali), a breakaway faction of the former.

"I left because they do not deserve me. It is not that they told me to go. I told them (Badals) that I cannot be with you," J J Singh told reporters here.

The had joined the in 2007 and had unsuccessfully contested against Minister from Patiala seat.

J J Singh, who became the first Sikh to be appointed as the chief in 2005, accused both the SAD and the of defeating him by hatching a conspiracy. "A political game was played against me."

"I joined an organisation (SAD Taksali) which has an agenda to revive Punjab, he said.

J J Singh described the Amarinder Singh-led government as "incompetent".

"He (Amarinder) never goes out. He will go those places where chopper or car can take him. He is not capable of putting in effort which is required. You have to be fit (to serve people)," the SAD (Taksali) candidate from Khadoor Sahib said.

J J Singh accused the of repeatedly changing his statements on the Kartarpur corridor issue.

"First, he (Amarinder) raised security-risk issue (over Kartarpur corridor). Then, he said it should be made visa-free. Where is the security risk now? Why did you make waffling (statements)? the 73-year-old asked. "He keeps changing his statements and nobody is questioning him. I am going to ask him because I am a military man."

Asked about the airstrike by the Indian Air Force in Pakistan's Balakot, J J Singh said everyone should appreciate what the country's forces do.

"Everybody should appreciate what forces have done. That is the national strength. Have you seen in where if its army does something, one party say something and other party says something else? Our parties should learn it. Nobody should question forces. Our forces are the role model," he added.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 19:15 IST