Virbhadra`s son rejects BJP`s allegations

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 22:29

New Delhi: Rubbishing BJP`s charges against his father, Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress president Vikramaditya Singh on Thursday said that they would fight it "politically and legally".

"The allegations, which have been levelled against the Chief Minister, are just to hide their corruption which they have done during their tenure. We will fight both politically and legally," Singh, who is the son of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, said.

His remarks came as Virbhadra today filed three defamation cases against Arun Jaitley and other BJP leaders, in a Shimla court accusing them of unleashing a malicious campaign against him and his family through media to tarnish his image.

Vikramaditya Singh said the allegations against Virbhadra were nothing new. "This is not the first time they have targeted Virbhadra Singhji. In both the cases charge sheet was filed and Virbhadra Singh was held innocent by the courts," he stated.
Jaitley had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that Virbhadra Singh had taken bribe from a private power company and had demanded a CBI inquiry, calling it an "open and shut case of corruption", but the Chief Minister had denied the charges.

Jaitley had alleged that Singh, his family members and their company have received interest free loan from the promoter of a power company, which had transactions with the Himachal Government.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 22:29

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