No need for Gen Singh to resign: Swamy

Subramanian Swamy said that the Supreme Court proceedings on V K Singh`s date of birth was a "vindication of his honour" and he need not to resign.

Updated: Feb 11, 2012, 15:36 PM IST

New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday that the Supreme Court proceedings on the issue of army chief V K Singh`s date of birth was a "vindication of his honour" and there was no need for him to resign.

He also invited Singh to join the anti-corruption
movement led by yoga guru Ramdev and Action Committee Against
Corruption in India (ACACI) led by Swamy.

"Gen V K Singh should regard the Supreme Court
proceedings as a vindication of his honour because his basic
point has been accepted which is that 1950 is the
administratively determined year of his birth and not his
biological one.

"There is, therefore, no need for him to resign since it
is a consent order of the court," Swamy said in a statement.

Describing Singh as an "honest and upright officer",
Swamy said he will welcome the General if he joins public
service in civilian life.

The apex court said it was not in favour of entertaining
Singh`s petition that his date of birth should be treated in
official records as May 10,1951 and gave him option of
withdrawing it. Following the apex court`s observations, Singh withdrew
his petition.

PTI