J&K polls: Union Minister VK Singh to visit Kashmir on Saturday

Union Minister of State for External Affairs and BJP leader General (Retd) VK Singh will visit Kashmir on Saturday to interact with the party leaders and candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections.

PTI| Updated: Nov 14, 2014, 19:15 PM IST

Srinagar: Union Minister of State for External Affairs and BJP leader General (Retd) VK Singh will visit Kashmir on Saturday to interact with the party leaders and candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections.

"Gen Singh will be visiting Kashmir tomorrow. He will interact with party leaders and BJP candidates for the forthcoming elections," spokesman of the BJP's Kashmir unit Khalid Jehangir told PTI.

This will be Gen Singh's first visit to Kashmir since he made startling claim last year that Kashmir politicians were allegedly paid money by the Army for "stability".

Gen Singh's claim had triggered a political storm in the state with the state Legislature issuing summons to him for explaining his position.