New Delhi: Union minister Gen. VK Singh (retd) said on Friday he was disappointed to attend the Rajya Sabha as contrary to his thoughts, some of the members there indulged in “petty political one-upmanship and behaved in a manner that defies description”.
“Attending the Rajya Sabha was a revelation. I have always held the impression that the house of elders comprises of serious, learned, full of wisdom and people with practical knowledge of affairs of the nation,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
The minister attended the upper house on Thursday.
The opposition parties protesting against him for his comments over the killing of two Dalit children in Haryana and even demanded his resignation on the issue.
“I could not believe, that comprehension has become such a serious deficiency on account of cheap political wranglings. Even in wild imagination my `dog analogy for government not being responsible for every incident` being taken as a remark against any human is a travesty of intelligence,” he wrote clarifying the matter, which forced multiple adjournments in the house on Friday.
He said most people understood his comments but few politicians and journalists with vested interests were creating an issue out of it.
“Most of the people of the country understand it except those who for petty political reasons want to deliberately create misunderstanding like some journos who indulge in `Supari Journalism`,” he said.
The minister said it was being done for vote bank politics.
“My credentials as a person who does not believe in dividing on caste or religion have been forged in an institution that practices it – the Indian Army.
“I am not a slick lawyer or some one who has used the political system to his personal advantage but I stand firm on my convictions of being well away from divisiveness that has plagued the nation. I am also convinced that people if the country are wise enough to see the cheap popularity stratagem being adopted by some political parties,” he added.