NEW DELHI, Jan 17 � BJP today attacked the government for its �failure� in handling the age matter of Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who has dragged the government to the Supreme Court on the issue, reports PTI.
�The Government of India has displayed a serious failure of statecraft in the handling of the age related matter of the Army Chief,� said BJP�s chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad.
He said, �The Army is a very important institution of India about which the entire country is proud. This sensitive matter ought to have been handled properly by the government internally, to the satisfaction of all concerned, instead of allowing it to come in public domain and resultant court proceedings.�
His colleague Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, �It is a complete lack of statecraft of the government. Shockingly, the issue, which should have been resolved amicably, is calling for a judicial intervention.�