In a response to the Congress leader Virbhadra Singh’s allegation that Chief Minister is registering false cases against him to gain political mileage for the coming assembly election, Prem Kumar Dhumal has alleged that Virbhadra Singh has tried framing him in more than three matters during his tenure, but he failed as facts were in his favour.

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal cited the enquiry ordered by the Virbhadra-led government into TRIG security in IGMC, an Ayurveda Institute in Nalagargh and the “hard disc” issue. Through the “hard disc” episode, Singh had tried to prove that the previous BJP government handed out jobs on recommendations.

Dhumal said that the Congress government had got a communication from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory Hyderabad in 2003 that there is no addition, deletion of files on recommendation of Subordinate Services Selection in the computer. But, instead of showing political honesty and revealing the truth in public, the then Congress government raised the matter in every Assembly Session till the end of its tenure. Prem Kumar Dhumal also alleged that Singh has also tried to remove his son Anurag Thakur, from president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) by enacted a law, but failed miserably.

The ongoing war of words between Congress stalwart Virbhadra Singh and Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is getting nastier day by day. Virbhadra Singh had earlier accused Dhumal of fabricating the charges of corruption against him in the grafts case. However, Dhumal denied this, saying that the controversial CD used as evidence in the case and said to feature Virbhadra’s voice had been recorded in 1987-1988 and released by his own party member and cabinet minister in his own government Vijai Singh Mankotia.

Prem Kumar Dhumal also suggested Virbhadra Singh to think of his age, stage and stature before targeting others for his own doings of the past.