Vk Singh

  • Centre fooling people on one rank, one pension: VK Singh 16-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was "befooling" the ex-servicemen as the issue of "one rank, one pension" was still alive. "The Congress was in the habit of telling lies and had done nothing concrete," Singh told reporters in Hamirpur,...
  • VK Singh alleges booth capturing by SP workers 10-04-2014 10:18 PM

    BJP candidate VK Singh on Thursday alleged that Samajwadi Party workers captured a polling station in Dhaulana while two leaders of the same party threatened his booth agent in Khoda in Ghaziabad. Both the incidents were reported to the Election Commission (EC). Besides, the names of over 50,000 voters were...
  • Worked hard for farmers in Ghaziabad: Raj Babbar 10-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Congress candidate from Ghaziabad, Raj Babbar said, "Today is the polling day and I have given my affidavit that I'm not an outsider. I have worked here in 2005 for farmers of Ghaziabad and we won the battle." Raj Babbar is contesting against BJP's candidate former Army chief General VK...
  • Impressive voter turnout in Ghaziabad 10-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Voters came out in large numbers to cast their franchise in Ghaziabad on Thursday, where around 35 per cent polling was recorded till 1 PM. Long queues could be seen in most of the polling booths across the constituency that has around 22.64 lakh voters. "Till 1 PM, around 35...
  • Rajnath's support helped me: Gen VK Singh 10-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh who is contesting from Ghaziabad, from where the BJP President is a sitting MP told CNN-IBN that Rajnath Singh's support has only strengthened his chances of winning the elections. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: UP records 65 per cent voter turnout in first phase 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held on April 10 where voters in West UP and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar constituencies will elect Lok Sabha members from 10 seats. A total of 1.69 crore voters, 93.6 lakh men and 76.25 lakh women, will decide...
  • Soldier who conquered the mountains of Kargil was a Muslim, not a Hindu: Azam Khan 08-04-2014 10:45 PM

    Samajwadi Party leader and UP minister Azam Khan on Tuesday courted another controversy when he was quoted as saying that the Kargil war was won by the Muslims. The Kargil conflict of 1999 was dragged into campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls when Azam Khan was reportedly accused of...
  • 2.6 lakh fake voters in Ghaziabad, says General VK Singh 08-04-2014 09:10 PM

    BJP candidate General VK Singh on Tuesday alleged that the parliamentary constituency has about 2.6 lakh fake voters in the electors list despite the district administration having been apprised of such bogus names. Speaking to media persons, the former army chief said the Election Commission (EC) has been informed of...
  • A Billion Votes: Campaign for Lok Sabha elections ends in 91 seats 08-04-2014 08:21 PM

    The mood and colours of the last day of campaigning in all the 91 constituencies including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshdweep go to polls on the April 10 along with parts of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bastar in...
  • 2014 elections about development, not polarisation: General VK Singh 08-04-2014 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army chief General VK Singh who is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket has said that the 2014 elections are about development and not about politics of polarisation. "These elections are about 'vikaas' (development)," he said when asked about his opinion on politics of...
  • A date with a RSS pracharak

    Let There Be Noise |  Subhajit Sengupta
    I was sitting inside the BJP office in Ghaziabad waiting for the coordinates of the General, candidate from the area, for yet another interview. I...

  • Antony a good man but surrounded by a web of bureaucrats: Gen VK Singh's autobiographer 06-04-2014 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: With the clock ticking down, the fate of 542 candidates that will be sent to the next Lok Sabha hangs in the balance. Amidst the shrill, high-pitched drama with various candidates attacking their rivals, the one issue that is omnipresent is the multiple scams in Defence deals. The...
  • VK Singh is a 'sacrificial lamb', says AAP's Shazia Ilmi 01-04-2014 09:40 PM

    Asserting that there was no 'Modi wave' in this constituency, AAP candidate Shazia Ilmi on Tuesday said VK Singh was being used as "sacrificial lamb" by BJP who has left the former army chief high and dry. "My competition is with BJP. However, V K Singh is not a big...
  • General VK Singh hits back at Shazia after she says he doesn't know his DOB 01-04-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army chief and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate General VK Singh has hit back at Aam Aadmi Party Ghaziabad candidate Shazia Ilmi for her remarks against him. General Singh said that the AAP is making irresponsible statements without knowing the facts. "The AAP seems to have made a...
  • AAP candidate Shazia Ilmi takes on ex-army chief VK Singh 01-04-2014 12:25 AM

    AAP candidate Shazia Ilmi on Monday took on the BJP for giving a Lok Sabha ticket to former army chief Gen. VK Singh, saying it had set a wrong precedent. Ilmi said that although every citizen has a right to get involved in active politics after retirement, the way the...
  • Rajnath to file nomination from Lucknow on April 5 31-03-2014 10:47 AM

    BJP president Rajnath Singh will file his nomination papers in Lucknow on April 5 to contest the Lok Sabha election, a party leader said on Monday. Singh was earlier scheduled to file his nomination April 7, but it is understood that due to some astrological factors, the date has been...
  • Shazia Ilmi booked for poll code violation; complaints against VK Singh 28-03-2014 11:19 PM

    Cases have been registered against AAP and BSP Lok Sabha candidates from Ghaziabad Shazia Ilmi and Mukul Upadhyay, even as there were complaints against BJP nominee VK Singh for violating the Model Code of Conduct. Ilmi and Upadhyay were booked for conducting poll rallies beyond the stipulated time, while complaints...
  • LS polls: Campaign heat absent in urban areas of Ghaziabad 28-03-2014 06:34 PM

    The campaign heat for the Lok Sabha election in urban areas in Ghaziabadis yet to pick up with hardly any banner or hoarding visible in places like Vaishali, Indirapuram and Kaushambi which have also not witnessed any political rally by a major leader so far. While there are many guidelines...
  • LS polls: 15 candidates to battle it out from Ghaziabad 26-03-2014 10:50 PM

    A total of 15 candidates will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Ghaziabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday on the last date of withdrawal of nominations. Giving details of the election arrangements, District Magistrate S.V.S. Ranga Rao said names of candidates on the electronic voting machines (EVMs)...
  • VK Singh, Shazia Ilmi file nominations in Ghaziabad 21-03-2014 10:35 PM

    Nine contestants for the Ghaziabad parliamentary seat, including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP's) General V.K. Singh and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP's) Shazia Ilmi, filed their nomination papers on Friday. Three contestants -- Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Mukul Upadhyay, Samajwadi Party's (SP) Sudhan Rawat and Independent Aqueela Begum had filed their nominations...
  • Joined BJP because it is the only nationalist party: General VK Singh 19-03-2014 04:20 PM

    Another new entrant to the BJP, former Army Chief General VK Singh, will contest from the Ghaziabad constituency. He faced protests from party workers on Monday. General Singh said he doesn't see himself as an outsider. ...
  • Rumbling in BJP against nomination of VK Singh from Ghaziabad 19-03-2014 10:46 AM

    BJP's choice of former army chief VK Singh in Ghaziabad and actress Kirron Kher in Chandigarh on Tuesday sparked street protests from party activists in the areas. In fact, even before the party went public with the name of Gen (Retd) Singh as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ghaziabad, a...
  • BJP fields ex-Army chief VK Singh from Ghaziabad 18-03-2014 10:17 PM

    BJP on Tuesday named former Army Chief VK Singh as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ghaziabad, a seat represented by party chief Rajnath Singh earlier. The party made a formal announcement in this regard and came out with a list carrying Singh's name along with that of Shibun Lyngdoh who...
  • General VK Singh heckled by BJP workers in Ghaziabad 18-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Ghaziabad: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Army Chief General VK Singh was heckled by party workers when he visited the party's office in Ghaziabad on Monday. Hundreds of BJP workers chanted slogans against Singh. The BJP office bearers have been unhappy with the ticket distribution by the party. General...
  • BJP workers heckle former Army chief Gen. VK Singh in Ghaziabad 17-03-2014 10:22 PM

    BJP leader and former Indian Army chief Gen. VK Singh was on Monday heckled by party workers when he visited the BJP office in Ghaziabad, police said. The former army chief reached the party office at 6.30 p.m. and met office bearers. When Gen. V.K. Singh was talking with the...
  • We need a political platform if we want change, says General VK Singh 06-03-2014 10:47 PM

    Days after joining the BJP, former Army chief General VK Singh said that some recent events forced him to take the political plunge. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Singh said that a political platform is needed for change. "I take strength from Anna Hazare," Singh added. ...
  • Ready to contest LS polls if BJP asks me: VK Singh 06-03-2014 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: Days after joining the BJP, former Army chief General VK singh said that he is ready to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN he also epressed his willingness to become the Defence Minister if the party emerges victorious in the polls. Here is the excerpt...
  • Anna backs Gen VK Singh's decision to join BJP, endorses Kiran Bedi 04-03-2014 03:10 PM

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has welcomed retired army Chief General VK Singh's decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party and Kiran Bedi's reported move to join the party. Speaking to reporters at his village Ralegaon Sidhi, Hazare said, "Good people should join politics." What is surprising is his sudden...
  • Gen VK Singh will bring an uncorrupted mind to politics: Kunal Verma 03-03-2014 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief General VK Singh, who was an active member of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement made his foray into politics on Sunday as he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He may also contest the general elections from a Haryana or Rajasthan seat. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra...
  • Anna impressed by Mamata's simplicity, not ideology: VK Singh 02-03-2014 06:21 PM

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh on Sunday said social activist Anna Hazare is impressed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's personality and not influenced by her ideology. "She (Mamata) lives with simplicity and thats is why Anna appreciates her. She stays in her own house in Kalighat and...