BJYM National president and BJP Hamirpur candidate Anurag Thakur has challenged Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for an open and live debate on his contribution for the state.

In a press statement Anurag Thakur said that Virbhadra Singh had been a Deputy Minister, Minister of State and a Cabinet minister at the Centre. He dared Singh to come up with details of what he did for his Mandi parliamentary constituency and the State. Thakur also ask Pratibha Singh to come up with her contribution as well.

Giving details of his achievements Anurag Thakur said in just three years of functioning as MP he received the “Best Young Parliamentarian” Award in 2011, was recognized as the “Young Global Leader 2014” by the World Economic Forum. Leading news Channels had put him amongst India’s Top 10 MPs. He recorded 85% attendance in Parliament, participated in 72 debates and put 612 questions concerning interests of the State and the nation. The opening of a Central University, IIIT and 4 Central Schools, Rs. 3300 crores for roads, speeding up work on Nangal-Talwara rail link and starting of a number of trains from Una are, among others, some of the important milestones.

Anurag Thakur challenged Virbhadra Singh to come out with his own and that of his wife’s score as Mandi MP.

Launching a scattering attack on Virbhadra Singh and his parliamentarian wife, Thakur alleged Virbhadra Singh was made to quit as a Cabinet Minister in the Manmohan Government following an IT raid on a firm where appeared entries of payments having been made to “VBS” and “APS”.

He claimed that the UPA government hushed up the matter only because it was already having trouble because of a record number of scams in the government. If he was honest and innocent Virbhadra should have refused to resign and instead preferred a free and fair enquiry to clear blots on this character, Anurag quipped.