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    The Newshour Debate: Gen VK Singh takes on PM - Part 1 of 2

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    Rtd General VK Singh courted controversy on countless occasions as the Chief of the Indian Army by taking his detractors head on. On Monday (October 29), the former Army Chief joined forces with social activist Anna Hazare and launched an unexpected stinging attack on the UPA government. Singh has demanded the dissolution of the Parliament and immediate elections. He also attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his government bending to corporate interests and said that the slew of policies that have been cleared, have been done by a minority government. The General's comment has sparked a massive political storm, with the BJP also jumping into the fray, mounting an offensive on the UPA. Even as the UPA has dismissed the call, the government has been clearly shaken by the dual attack by the anti-corruption crusader and the former Chief.

    In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- K C Singh ,Former Secy, MEA; Air Marshall (Retd) P S Ahluwalia, Former Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern and Western Region; TSR Subramaniam, Former Cabinet Secretary; Shazia Ilmi, Erstwhile Core Committee Member, Team Anna; Brigadier (retd) V Mahalingam and Kamal Faruqui, SP, leader -- discuss whether just months after retirement, Singh is right in demanding the dissolution of the Parliament.