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Amit Shah's meeting with former Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag upsets VK Singh
Tuesday's meeting between BJP Chief Amit Shah and former Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag at the latter's Delhi residence has given rise to many speculations in political circles.

The meeting was part of BJP's massive outreach programme "sampark for samarthan". According to the party, Shah will personally contact at least 50 people as part of the 'contact for support' programme.

However, it is being speculated that Suhag may soon join the BJP. It is also highly likely that he would be fielded as the party's candidate from the Rohtak Lok Sabha seat in Haryana, which is presently represented by three-time MP Deepender Hooda, son of former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The BJP was in search of a formidable candidate for this constituency which is considered as a stronghold of the Hooda clan. Deepender Hooda was the lone Congress candidate who was able to retain his seat in Rohtak during the last Lok Sabha polls in 2014 despite the Narendra Modi wave prevailing in the country.

Dalbir Singh Suhag, a Jat by caste, hails from Jhajjar district of Haryana which is part of the Rohtak Parliamentary seat. The BJP might use his services to appease the Jat community which is unhappy with the party over not being given reservation.

Highly placed sources have told Merinews that for last sometime, Suhag hadbeen lobbying for a government post but his plans could not materialize due to opposition from former Army Chief and minister inthe Modi government VK Singh with whom Suhag was involved in a fierce battle over issues of his elevation as the Army Chief.

VK Singh is not happy with this development as now his clout within the party as a representative of ex-servicemen will be challenged. According to sources, VK Singhis already upset over not being consulted by Prime Minister Modi in tackling the Kashmir problem.

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