I'll break your cameras, Virbhadra threatens journos
Himachal Pradesh Congress chief, Virbhadra Singh, on Wednesday threatened to break the cameras of mediapersons when questioned on the allegations of corruption against him, media reports said.chandigarh Updated: Oct 24, 2012 15:22 IST
Himachal Pradesh Congress chief, Virbhadra Singh, on Wednesday threatened to break the cameras of mediapersons when questioned on the allegations of corruption against him, media reports said.
"I will break your cameras. Don't you have any work? The allegations are wrong and baseless," Singh said.
Earlier, BJP leader Arun Jaitley charged Himachal Pradesh Congress president Virbhadra Singh with converting black money into white by purchasing megabuck LIC policies and demanding a probe into the alleged Ispat Industries bribe scam.
Singh, however, retaliated by asking Jaitley to move appropriate law enforcing agencies instead of talking to media. "Arun Jaitley seems to know more than me about my I-T returns," said Singh in a statement.
Asking the Congress-led UPA government to set up a special investigation team, Jaitley said the facts pertaining to the money trail of Singh were "as clear as day light".
According to Jaitley, when Ispat was raided, its "statement of account" had entries of money paid to then steel minister and his staff. Jaitley even attacked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for sharing the dais with Singh at a rally in Mandi on Monday. "She wouldn't have talked about corruption in Mandi, had she known the facts about the person (Singh) sitting on the dais."
Quoting media reports, Jaitley said this came to light from the March 2012 revised I-T returns of Singh. "This is a case of bribery, conversion of black money into white and forgery by signing back-dated agreement to show rise in agriculture income."
(With HT inputs)