Congress leader Naresh Chauhan has defended Virbhadra Singh over the allegations that he violated land laws to favour his brother-in-law to sell land parcels to realty major DLF for an ultra-luxury housing project in the state. Naresh Chauhan attacked BJP leaders and asked them to introspect before leveling any allegation against leader like Virbhadra Singh.
He alleged that present tenure of BJP led Govt will be remembered for the violation of section 118 that has allowed many outsiders to buy land in state. He alleged that in pretext to open universities, BJP led Govt had allowed outsiders to buy land in state and some of them have been allowed to buy land more then 100 bighas.
He alleged that Govt has worked as a facilitator and sold common people share to strangers. He pointed out at the land deal of 115 bigha at Kasauli area, in which land was transferred illegally to some Jaswant Singh. He alleged that 115 bigha lands in Kasauli sold for paltry 41 lakhs. He sought clarification over it from BJP and Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.
He also slammed Senior Party leader Shanta Kumar over his sudden flip-flop over the corruption issues. Earlier he was levelling against his own Govt and even demanded resignation of two of its cabinet ministers. He stated that Shanta Kumar always talk about moral values and principles, but now it seems that his principles have been restricted to only his public speeches and media bytes.
He alleged that because of corruption in BJP led Govt, its many senior and founder members have formed a separate political outfit Himachal Lokhit Party and from its inception it had revealed many bitter truth about BJP and its leaders.