Addressing a rally organised by Om Prakash Chautala’s INLD, Singh said: “There appears to be a leadership crisis in the country... attempt is being made to weaken our institutions like CAG, CVC, judiciary and... even the armed forces.”
Besides Chautala, Singh shared the stage with Sharad Yadav of the JD(U), Parkash Singh Badal of the Akali Dal, Nama Nageswara Rao of the TDP and Ramdas Athawale of the RPI. While the rally was ostensibly held to pay tribute to late deputy prime minister Devi Lal on his birth anniversary, the leaders used the opportunity to target the alleged corruption by the ruling Congress, urging the public not to vote for the party in the 2014 elections.
Singh did not name the Congress but he said: “Time has come to have participatory democracy and remove all those not following the spirit of the Constitution”.
“You should bring forward people who sympathise with the common man, the poor and farmers,” he said. Singh also referred to media reports to allege that the Congress government of Haryana was in collusion with real estate firms and working against the interests of farmers.
Meanwhile, in an apparent criticism of Singh’s demand for dissolution of Parliament, Sharad Yadav said: “Some people on the streets are... diverting the focus. Lohia took on Nehru in Parliament, JP led the movement to defeat Indira Gandhi democratically, even Rajiv Gandhi was brought to his knees in Parliament only. I wonder whether people crying loudly on the streets are trying to end the entire issue (of alleged corruption by the government).”
Earlier, Singh’s speech was preceeded by en masse singing of the national anthem in an attempt to create a world record.
MR V K Singh Ji. Sir, whether you have taken the assurance from those parties that they will support strong Jan Lok Pal Bill and make transparnt their funds and other actitivites , they will give tickets only to the sincere people before sharing the stage with them . Moreover whether you have satisfied that these parties have made strong lok aukta in their own states. Kindly take care of those things before sharing the stage with any body otherwise you unknowingly harming the interest of nation .