VK Singh leaves open the question of joining politics

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 18:37

New Delhi: Former Army chief VK Singh on Tuesday left open the question of his taking a plunge in politics or contesting elections in the future.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a farmers` agitation here, he opposed FDI in multi-brand retail, contending that it will in no way help farmers.

"I don`t know," was all Singh said when asked whether he was open to the idea of joining politics.

On media reports that he would contest the 2014 elections from Haryana, he said, "This is all what you (media) people have written. I have nothing to say."

On FDI, he maintained even when Pepsico came into India, it was said that it would help farmers but that was never the case.

"In India, we have an excellent model in terms of Amul to empower farmers. We can bring about the same change what people are trying to bring through FDI by making suitable modifications to the Amul model," he said.

Singh said farmers would not be benefited because the multi-brand retailers will import cheap items from other countries and not procure them from within India.

On whether he would be part of Anna Hazare`s core group, he said it was not necessary to be in a core group when one fights for a cause.

"My aim is to reclaim India and I will be working with people who have same thinking," he said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 18:37

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