Shimla: On the second day of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Monsoon session, Opposition BJP again staged walkout from the house demanding Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh resignation over money laundering charges.
As the session start, BJP leader Thakur Mahender Singh stood up and demanded asked Speaker about the fate of their notice for an adjournment motion. Other opposition leaders Rajiv Bindal, Gobind Thakur and Satpal Satti also joined him. However, Vidhan Sabha speaker didn’t accept it upon which all opposition members started raising slogans in the House and staged walkout.
Amidst the uproar in the Vidhan Sabha, Chief Minister clarified that he’s innocent and blamed opposition for making unnecessary hue and cry over the issue. He stated that he won’t buckle down to the tactics of opposition and will fight the case in the court and will come out clean.
Earlier, Opposition BJP has submitted notice to Speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail for discussion under rule 67, which he denied as case is pending in Delhi High Court.
Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal, while speaking to the press, slammed Chief Minister for pointing finger at Opposition members. He advised CM to look into his own deed before dragging others unnecessarily.
Responding Chief Minister’s allegations, in which CM had blamed him for pressurising Union Govt to take action against him, former chief minister claimed that the CBI is now working freely and independently and acting on the basis of facts and proof available with it.
Lawyers presents case in the Court on the basis of facts available with him/her and facts in the case of Chief Minister can’t be denied, Dhumal added. He asked Chief Minister to resign from the post till he come clean from the Court in latest money laundering case.
Dhumal also questioned Chief Minister’s clarification over the money laundering charges as Vidhan Sabha Speaker had already rejected the Opposition’s notice.