Ahmedabad: BJP leader LK Advani today said
Army chief General VK Singh`s claim that he was offered a
bribe of Rs 14 crore for clearing a `sub-standard` procurement
order was a "very serious" issue and should be enquired into
"This is a very serious issue. It is a different thing to
have a case of corruption in political sphere, but when an
army chief is offered a bribe, it is a very serious issue,"
Advani, who had come here for a function, told reporters.
"The matter should be probed immediately and the result
should be brought in front of Parliament and the country," he
The Army chief had claimed in a media interview that a
lobbyist had offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore for clearing a
file relating to a purchase of a tranche of 600 "sub-standard"
vehicles of a particular make.
The government has ordered an CBI enquiry in the matter.
In reply to a question on possible mid-term polls, Advani
said, "This is a dysfunctional government and it is in the
interest of the nation to have early polls. The situation is
very uncertain. This government is like a terminally-ill
patient. But I have seen that a terminally-ill patient also
survives for more time".
Advani, along with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi
today inaugurated Navdeep residential complex equipped with
modern facilities for senior citizens in Adalaj area of the
Both leaders also attended a meeting of Somnath Temple
Trust here today whose president is former BJP chief minister