Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kaul Singh Thakur blamed BJP Govt for favoring Jaypee Group. He asked Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to resign as he had no moral right to continue in office and demanded the registration of a criminal case and a CBI inquiry against the company.

Addressing a press conference here, he said that instead of blaming the Congress for the thermal plant mess, the Chief Minister should tell the public at large the reasons for overturning the policy decision of the Virbhadra Singh regime not to allow a thermal plant in the environmentally fragile hill state, handing over the Vivekananda Medical College project to the Jaypee Group through the MoU route and sanctioning an expansion project to double the capacity of the cement plant at Bagha to the company.

Kaul Singh Thakur further added that CM Prem Kumar Dhumal had much to explain regarding the special relationship between the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, headed by his son Anurag Thakur, and the Jaypee Group which had put up thousands of hoardings during the panachayat poll in the garb of the Cricket Mahasangram.