This letter to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as stated by Capt Amarinder Singh MP ( who defeated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Amritsar in the last election) , has gone viral on facebook.
The letter that’s gone viral:
“Mr Parrikar, once again you have shown your inability to understand the Services. You can order them in operational matters and they will do as ordered. On what grounds can you order them to accept the 7th Pay Commision? Is this Nazi Germany and are you Hitler to issue such a dictatorial order?
The three Chiefs are reflecting the views of each and every soldier in uniform or out of it. Instead of you standing by your Defence Services you are toeing the line set by your Babus.
Do you realize the implications of your attitude? You have a highly disciplined force, perhaps the only pillar in our democracy that works without ever commenting. Do you want a disgruntled service? If the services are to loose their standing by placing them below your Babus and police, that is exactly what you will have, and then God help our country with a belligerant China and Pakistan. Will you then lead your Babus into battle? Have you heard of a word called morale? If so, you are in the process of demolishing it
Put your act together Parrikar and put yourself above party, politics and Babus and stand by your forces. Demoralising them will effect the security of our nation. Either stand by your services or quit. Perhaps the PM can find another Defence Minister out of the multitude he has in Parliament.
You too Mr Prime Minister look beyond those who lack foresight and personally intervene. This is a matter of national security and beyond that of the comprehension of Parrikar. The three Chiefs are absolutely correct in their stand.Their officers and men expect nothing less from them. They have my complete admiration and total support.”