Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh condemned former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal’s allegations of political victimization.
The Chief Minister, in his public address at Bhoranj in Hamirpur district, said that inquiries against former chief minister were being made on the basis of chargesheet submitted by the Congress Party before the Assembly elections.
The Chief Minister claimed that various anomalies had been found in various cases during previous BJP regime which were being investigated as was promised by Congress in its election manifesto.
Virbhadra Singh said that various cases were framed against him by the former Chief Minister but instead of blaming anybody he faced the trials in the Courts and was exonerated every time.
The Chief Minister added that he had no personal grudges against any leader and there were differences based only on politics, ideology and principles.
He reaffirmed that he never believed in politics of vendetta and discrimination in development and all areas would continue to get equal treatment in the future as well.
In his address, the CM also credited the development of the Hamirpur district to the successive Congress led state government. He said that Hamirpur district had always got special attention of the State Government for development and today it was the most progressive district of the State. He said that the district was formed due to efforts of Congress Party and the Congress Governments were responsible for maximum development of it.
The National Institute of Technology, Polytechnic College and all five degree colleges were approved by Congress Governments and the biggest drinking water supply scheme of the district was also constructed during Congress regime. He said now one medical college was also being set up in the district.
The Chief Minister said that few opposition leaders had failed to see unprecedented development of Hamirpur district and other lowers areas undertaken by the Congress Governments and for sake of their ulterior motives they had been accusing him for discrimination with these areas. He said that people of the State were wise enough to realize that Himachal Pradesh was formed due to consistent efforts of Congress leaders and most of the development had been carried out by the Congress Governments.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the science block of GSSS Ladraur constructed at a cost of Rs. 83.23 lakhs and science block of GSSS Mundkhar constructed by spending Rs. 83 lakhs. He also inaugurated bridge at Bhadru connecting Gaharan-Parol which has been constructed at a cost of Rs.139.09 lakhs.