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Defamation suit will give a chance to clarify stand: Anurag Thakur

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 00:46

Hamirpur: BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Tuesday welcomed the Delhi High Court`s decision to issue notices to him and his brother Arun Dhumal on a defamation case filed by industrialist Vakamullah Chandrashekhar, saying it would give them an opportunity to clarify their stand on the issue.

The defamation suit was filed following allegations levelled by Anurag and Arun, the sons of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister PK Dhumal, over financial dealings between Chandrashekhar`s firm and present CM Virbhadra Singh and his family members.
Addressing a series of rallies in Sujanpur area of the district, Anurag said once the matter had come before the court everything would become clear, and claimed since they were on the right side the decision would be in their favour.

He requested the Delhi High Court authorities to hold day-to-day hearings in this important case to decide "who is right and who is wrong".

He reiterated his stand on charges against Singh and his family members over the alleged financial dealings with Chandrashekhar, and asserted that whatever had been said by the Dhumal family was based on facts.
Slamming the Congress for ignoring the interests of the people of the country and pushing them towards bankruptcy, he said that while poor were becoming poorer, others were thriving due to their "high links".

Claiming that a Modi wave was sweeping the country, he said that wherever he went he found a strong wave to make Narendra Modi the next Prime Minister.

He said the Congress was so afraid of the popularity of Modi that it had failed to project Rahul Gandhi as its Prime ministerial candidate.

Former chief minister Dhumal has also hailed the decision of the Delhi High court to issue summons to his sons.

Talking to reporters after inaugurating the first "NaMo tea stall" here on Tuesday, Dhumal said since he had been demanding a judicial enquiry into the matter, it was a welcome step.

Dhumal said the views expressed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a television interview had proved that the party had neither any leadership nor any programme for the people.

It was "befooling" the people with false slogans and would be wiped out from the national politics after the next Lok Sabha elections.

First Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 00:46
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