New Delhi: Asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to speak, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that he must tell the country what exactly happened, referring to a media report that suspicious movement towards Delhi by two key army units in January had created unease in the government.
BJP leader Balbir Punj said that there is a trust deficit between the government and the Indian Army. He was reacting to the media report of the movement by two army units without notifying the government on the night of January 16.
"This underlines the ugly reality of the present government that it is suffering from a trust deficit. Earlier they had a problem with the opposition and they lost the trust of the opposition, then it lost the trust of its own coalition partners and now you have a situation where the cabinet ministers don't trust each other," said Punj.
"Latest is that there is huge trust deficit between Indian Army and government and it is a very unprecedented situation. Defence Minister AK Antony must quit immediately because of his sheer inefficiency and inaction or the prime minister must sack him as nothing else can redeem the situation," he said.
He demanded that prime minister should clarify the matter.
"Prime minister is always on silent mode. At least on this occasion he must open his mouth and take the nation into confidence and tell as to what exactly happened on January 16 and why there is so much trust deficit between the army and the government," he added.