Acting on the plea of BJP, Anurag Thakur, the Election Commission of India has directed the Himachal Pradesh election commission to submit report regarding the declarations of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his parliamentarian wife Pratibha Singh in their election affidavits.
State chief electoral officer Narinder Chauhan has confirmed the development.
HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had filed an affidavit for Vidhan Sabha on October 17, 2012 on his properties and assets filed along with the nomination papers and his wife Pratibha had filed papers for the Mandi parliamentary bye-election on May 30, 2013. Their candidatures of Virbhadra Singh would expire in 2017, however, Pratibha Singh’s candidatures would expire this year only.
BJP has leveled serious corruption allegations against HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and pressing Congress and state Govt g for the chief minister’s resignation. Anurag Thakur, BJP leader and HPCA president had met Chief Election Commissioner in Delhi on January 1 and sought action against him. BJP was blaming Chief Minister and his parliamentarian wife for canceling information in their election affidavits.