Shimla: Cabinet Ministers have flayed the statement of BJP leaders against Virbhadra Singh and termed as mischievous and malicious.

In their joint statement, Cabinet Ministers Vidya Stokes, IPH Minister, G.S. Bali Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri, Industries Minister and Anil Sharma, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister have said that the BJP had a one point programme of attacking Virbhadra Singh personally to divert public attention from the misdeeds of its leaders. The two day meeting of the State BJP was totally devoted to discredit the achievements of the Congress Government in the State and countering the popularity of Virbhadra Singh, which only reflected its negative mindset, they added.

Congress leaders stated that opposition party leaders were rattled by the ongoing investigations into various allegations against the Dhumal family and other BJP leaders being pursued on the basis of Congress charge sheet, Dhumal and other BJP leaders were indulging in malicious propaganda against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. They said that the BJP was personally targeting Virbhadra Singh out of sheer desperation and frustration without any substance.

Cabinet Ministers also ridiculed the claims of vendetta politics and accused former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for it. Virbhadra Singh always believed in clean and healthy politics and good governance, Congress leaders claimed.

The Ministers said that since coming to power, the Congress Government has vigorously pursued pro-people programmes and policies in the state benefiting every section of the society.