NEW DELHI: Amid allegations of corruption, the Army commander who was ignored for the post of Army chief met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday. Interestingly, Lt. General Praveen Bakshi did not meet Army Chief Bipin Rawat. Normally, every Army Commander makes a courtesy call to the Chief, whenever he is in Delhi. Bakshi had assured ‘full support’ to Army chief and continued to serve, putting speculations of his resignation to an end. But, he has gone on a month-long-leave till end of this month.
Wednesday’s meeting was the second between Bakshi and Parrikar. Sources said that Parrikar’s office had received complaints of misappropriation of funds allocated to the Eastern Army Commander. Bakshi, had mentioned that he wanted to come clean from the allegations by investigating the issue.