24 Mar 2024

Gen VK Singh Tells Why He Has Decided Against Contesting Lok Sabha Elections-2024

Union minister General VK Singh declared on Sunday his intention to abstain from the upcoming Lok Sabha election-2024. Describing the decision as tough yet thoughtful, he expressed his desire to channel his efforts and time towards fresh avenues of service to his nation. 

Gen VK Singh, who had represented the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency for two consecutive terms, conveyed his sentiments in a social media post. After Gautam Gambhir, Jayant Sinha now Ghaziabad MP and Union minister General VK Singh (retd) bowed out of the electoral contest.

I have pursued the vision of transforming Ghaziabad into a world-class city

Reflecting on his decades-long commitment to the nation, Gen VK Singh articulated, "I have dedicated my entire life to serving this nation as a soldier. Over the past decade, I have fervently pursued the vision of transforming Ghaziabad into a world-class city. Throughout this journey, I have been deeply moved by the trust and affection extended to me by the people of this country, particularly those in Ghaziabad, as well as by my colleagues in the BJP. This emotional bond holds immeasurable value for me."

"In light of these sentiments, I have arrived at a challenging yet deliberate decision. I have chosen not to contest in the 2024 elections. While this decision weighs heavily on me, it emanates from the depths of my conviction."

I aim to redirect my energies and time towards novel avenues of service

Singh wrote, "I aim to redirect my energies and time towards novel avenues of service, wherein I can continue contributing to the nation in a different capacity. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for accompanying me on this journey. Your love, support, and unwavering faith have been a constant source of inspiration. Moving forward, I pledge to continue serving the nation and its citizens, albeit in a new capacity," he affirmed.

General VK Singh (retd) assumed the role of Minister of State for Civil Aviation in 2021 and has concurrently served as Minister of State for the Transport Ministry since 2019. During the initial term of the Modi administration, he held the position of Minister of State for External Affairs. Notably, he served as the 23rd Chief of the Army Staff before embarking on his political journey by joining the BJP in 2014.

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