"Army transfers money to all the ministers in Jammu and Kashmir because there are various things to be done and ministers have to do so many things as part of the stabilising factor in the state and for organising various activities," Singh told Times Now.
Asked to specify if all ministers are involved, he said: "May be not all the ministers but certain ministers and people who are given a certain sum to get a particular thing done. That job involves bringing stability to a particular area."
"There are times like who funded KPL (Kashmir Premier League)? Did the JK government or Omar Abdullah fund it? The Army funded it," Singh said.
His remarks sparked uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Tuesday.
"General VK Singh has made a terrible statement. It must be investigated - which ministers were paid by the army, for what work," said National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah.
"The army has nothing to do with the funding of political parties. The army should be kept apolitical," he said.
On the other hand, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Nayeem Akhtar said: "VK Singh's revelations are explosive but not to an ordinary Kashmiri.
"Our democratic history is full of instances when governments were toppled and broken, elections were rigged in 1987 and 2008, somebody decided Omar Abdullah should become CM, tactical rigging was done in 2008, by the participation of security agencies."
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday asked Singh to name the ministers who take money from the Army.
"We need names (of ministers) and more details. Then we can start an investigation," Shinde told reporters.
A report by The Indian Express on Friday claimed that Singh set up a special unit in the Army which tried to topple the Jammu and Kashmir government.
Misusing secret service funds to destabilise Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's government in Jammu and Kashmir, paying off an NGO to try change the line of succession in the Army top brass, buying off-air interception equipment, to conduct "unauthorised" covert operations, are among some of the charges against Singh, the daily reported.
The string of alleged irregularities were allegedly conducted by the Technical Services Division (TSD), a controversial Military Intelligence (MI) unit set up by former Singh in May 2010.
The charges and a call for probe by an agency such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are part of a report by a secret Board of Officers inquiry report into the functioning of the TSD, led by Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia, DG, Military Operations, the Express said.
Funds were withdrawn from the army's secret service accounts with the State Bank of India match payments claimed by the intelligence unit officials for many covert deals, the Army's report said.
It also said that Intelligence officials allegedly withdrew Rs. 1.19 crore to bribe Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir to topple the state's government. Mir has denied the charge.
The Army report also alleged that Rs. 2.38 crore was paid to Hakikat Singh, an activist linked to NGO 'Yes Kashmir' which had filed a petition against Bikram Singh in connection with an alleged fake encounter when he was brigadier.
The petition, which was later dismissed, was seen as an attempt to block the elevation of Bikram Singh as army chief.
Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said that the report was submitted to the then Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma around March this and a summary of which has reached the desks of the Defence Ministry and Prime Minister's Office.
--IBNS (Posted on 24-09-2013)