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My family has history of serving in Army, nationalism runs in my blood: Dr Nirmal Singh
5/15/2018 11:20:25 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, May 15: Speaker Legislative Assembly Dr. Nirmal Singh has denied making any remarks against the army.
Dr Nirmal Singh in a statement said his remarks about a particular incident were twisted and misquoted by a section of media with deliberate intention of creating a divide between the army and nationalist forces and also to malign the image of BJP which is in power for the first time in the Jammu & Kashmir.
"I come from a Dogra family whose generations have served the army and nation. I can't even think of speaking against the army, which is one of the finest institutions of the country with an unparallel history of sacrifices," said Dr. Singh. He said that his father was in Maharaja's army and that his brother in law was martyred in an anti terrorism operation.
Dr. Singh said as a deputy chief minister of the state for three-years he always supported counter-insurgency operations carried out by the army in the state.
"Army has done commendable job in bringing peace in the valley at a great cost. Its services to the state can never be forgotten. In fact the state and more so the political class is indebted to the army as it is because of it the political class can move freely even in Kashmir. As a true Indian I am personally indebted to the army, so how can I utter even a single word against this great institution," said Dr. Singh.
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