Defending Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over graft allegations, Cabinet Ministers asked opposition to approach HP State Lokayukta.
In a joint statement, Cabinet ministers said that Lokayukta has been specifically constituted for the inquiry into the allegations against high dignitaries and if there is any iota of truth in the allegations, opposition BJP should approach Lokayukta.
Cabinet Ministers alleged that time and again the BJP, backed by Dhumals in the State were raising hue and cry to mislead the people, create panic and to remain alive in media. The Ministers said that BJP should realize that all this propaganda was being done by Prem Kumar Dhumal and his family to hide their wrongdoings. It is high time for the BJP leadership to understand the tactics of Dhumal family who are now trying to save their skin from the likely legal action for their misdemeanor.
They asserted that whenever BJP is out of Power they are habitual of creating hullabaloo. During their earlier regimes, they tried leveling false charges of corruption against Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh in the Sagar Katha case and the CD case, wherein the Chief Minister was acquitted by the Court and he came out clean.
The Press conferences, Public meetings, rallies by Dhumals and his family members including other BJP leaders was just a propaganda to malign the image of the ruling Congress Government and its leaders. They said that the entire Cabinet is standing like a rock behind the Chief Minister. Above all the people of the State have deep respect for Virbhadra Singh and for this very reason; they ousted BJP out of Power, ministers believes.
The Ministers advised the BJP leaders to stop day-dreaming and refrain from targeting mass leader like Virbhadra Singh. They said that firstly they should peep into their misdeeds before defaming others. The Cabinet Ministers said that false accusations brought against a man of repute and unimpeachable integrity was not going to serve any purpose.
The Cabinet alleged that whenever the BJP tried to level false accusations against the Chief Minister he came out more powerful and more committed for serving the people of the State. Virbhadra Singh never got shaken by the slanderous remarks of the BJP and nor the Party is frightened by the nuisance being created by the BJP leaders to attain publicity of the cheapest form.
They Cabinet Ministers reiterated that the people of the State are solidly behind Virbhadra Singh. They said that not only will he be leading the party to victory by winning all four seats in coming Lok-Sabha elections but will also complete his full term as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh thereby further fortifying Congress party.