Sack Nirmal Singh for anti-Army remarks: Jammu traders’ body to PM Modi

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: May 16, 2018 6:59:49 am

Brushing aside the Army’s objections, Nirmal Singh had told The Indian Express that the ammunition depot had been in Nagrota since the 1970s. (File photo)

Adding to the woes of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Dr Nirmal Singh, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry — a frontal organisation of traders and industrialists — here on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “sack him immediately’’ for his utterances against the Indian Army.

Expressing shock and anguish over the recent statement of Singh accusing Indian Army of harassing people, a written communiqué sent by Chamber general secretary Manish Gupta to Prime Minister said, “irresponsible utterances’’ by a person “holding second highest constitutional post in the state’’ against the credentials of the Indian Army was “not in national interest’’.

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The communiqué stated that the Chamber or for that matter any Indian will always stand by Indian Army in any given situation and shall not tolerate such statement from anyone whosoever it may be. “By speaking against the army, the Speaker has not only brought a bad name to…

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