In an alleged disproportionate assets case, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today moved a court in New Delhi seeking directions to CBI to supply copy of FIR lodged against him and others.
Virbhadra Singh counsel has filed an application in this regard before Special CBI Judge SC Rajan. In the application, Singh has also sought the court’s permission to inspect the judicial record of the case lodged against him.
Political recrimination between Congress and BJP leaders is continue, as Congress leaders have claimed of their full support to Chief Minister Virbhadra in his hour of distress, while BJP leaders were continuously demanding his resignation for the fair probe.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), headed by BJP leader Anurag Thakur, had also jump into the controversy as yesterday its spokesperson Sanjay Sharma had accused Himachal Chief Minister involvement in a graft case and alleged that the CBI raids at the residence of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh illustrate his involvement in corruption during his stint as Union Minister for Steel in the UPA government.
However, Congress leader Dr. Subhash Manglet and Kewal Singh Pathania have taken a strong exception over the statement and even termed HPCA a political organization of BJP.
In their joint statement, Congress leaders, said that on one hand HPCA boasts of being an independent sports body and on the other hand its spokesperson was issuing political statement targeting Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. They stated
“It was shameful for HPCA spokesperson to issue statement against the tallest leader of the State who has 53 years of clean political career. Instead of concentrating on how to promote the game, HPCA was busy indulged in blame-game and its office bearers were issuing political statements”
Congress leaders claimed that it has been first time in the history of the State that a sports body has totally seen veiled in BJP’s apron and thus sought resignation of all its office bearers on moral ground.