New Delhi, Mar 6 IBNS | 10 months ago

Former Army chief General VK Singh, who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said he is ready to contest the Lok Sabha elections if his party wants him to.

"If the party asks me to contest I will contest what is the problem? I have no problems," Singh told CNN-IBN.

Asked if he has a deal with the BJP that he will be made the Defence Minister of the party comes to power, Singh said: "There is no such backroom deal. I don't know where this backroom exists."

Praising BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Singh told the news channel: "... my perception of Modi is he has a vision of development."

Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Mar 1.

He marched from Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to the BJP headquarters in Delhi where he was formally inducted into the party.

After joining the BJP, Singh said: "BJP is a nationalist party. That is why we ex-army men decided to join the BJP so that we can serve our country."

"If there's one party that works in the interest of the nation, can strengthen the nation and provide a stable government and good governance, it is the BJP," he said.

(Posted on 06-03-2014)

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