New Delhi/Lucknow, November 16: Soon after the controversial comments by Union minister General (Retd.) V K Singh on the intolerance issue in Los Angeles by saying the debate over the issue is the unnecessary creation of very imaginative minds who are being paid with a lot of money, renowned poet Ashok Vajpeyi challenged him to prove his allegations. Als0 the Bahujan Samaj Party has targeted the leader by saying that he is becoming embarrassment for Bhartiya Janata Party.
Revolting and condemning the irresponsible comments by the the former Army chief turned politician, renowned poet Ashok Vajpeyi who returned his Sahitya Akademi award a protest against intolerance challenged Singh to prove his allegations. He said, “I challenge VK Singh to prove his allegation, he should clearly state who paid money and who took.”
Taking a jibe at the political change on the issue of intolerance and the insensible remarks of the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Sudhindra Bhadoria of BSP said that the minister is becoming an embarrassment for the ruling government and the nation by repeatedly making controversial comments on writers and activists. He said, “He is becoming an embarrassment for the Govt,makes controversial remarks repeatedly.” (ALSO READ: After ‘dog’ comment garnered criticisms, VK Singh says he was quoted out of context)
Earlier in the day, expressing his views on the intolerance issue in India, Singh had said to the media, “This particular debate (on intolerance) is no debate. It is the unnecessary creation of very imaginative minds who are being paid with a lot of money.” He is on his official visit to Los Angeles where the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is being celebrated. This is not the first time Singh has been criticised for his controversial remarks, earlier too, the ruling party and the minister himself had to apologise for the “Dog Remark”, where he compared the killing two Dalit children with stoning the dogs. Though Singh apologised after and said sorry for it. (ALSO READ: Intolerance debate created by those being paid money: VK Singh)