Privilege Motion against VK Singh ‘still alive,’ says Speaker

Jammu: The Privilege Motion moved by the J&K Assembly against former Indian Army Chief General VK Singh for his payoff remarks is “still alive” and before consideration of the Privilege Committee, Assembly Speaker Mubarak Gul said on Monday.
“We have not hushed up the Privilege Motion against VK Singh. That is still alive. The matter is before Privilege Committee which will decide the future course of action,” said Gul while responding to MLA Sheikh Rashid’s accusation in the House that the matter has been hushed up.
Earlier, as soon as the Zero Hour started, Rashid stood up and raised slogans against the government for booking Kashmiri youth under Public Safety Act.
“Minors are being booked under PSA in Kashmir for nothing…This is PSA government. This is blind government. It does not see anything,” said Rashid.
The Speaker responded saying that “anyone guilty of anything has to face punishment.” To this Rashid asked “what the government has done about VK Singh” who had alleged that Indian Army has been bribing most of the ministers and other pro-India politicians in the state since 1947.
“What further action has House taken on the Privilege Motion against Singh? Why are you taking so much time in summoning him to this House,” asked Rashid, adding that he was accused of being an agent of Indian intelligence, but “VK Singh exposed everyone of you here.”
The Assembly in its last session had issue summons to Singh to the House after a breach of Privilege Motion was moved against him for his controversial remarks.

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