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'Initiate SIT probe against CM Shivraj Chauhan'

chandigarh Updated: Oct 15, 2012 21:29 IST
Himachal Pradesh assembly elections

Claiming that Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan's name also figured in Income Tax raid record recovered from ISPAT Private Limited office, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC)president Virbhadra Singh has demanded a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe against him.

Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, Singh asked BJP why the party did not disclose Chauhan's name to the media as it was clearly mentioned in the document recovered by the IT department from the ISPAT office.

"My name is not clear as it is VBS in the record who can be anyone. I used to write VS instead of VBS," the former CM said.

Singh stated that senior BJP leader L K Advani's name had figured in Jain dairy Hawala scam but no action was taken against him as his initials on the diary record were not considered reliable evidence by the court.

The five-time former chief minister alleged that the BJP was trying to get cheap publicity by tarnishing his clean image. He said he was ready for probe by any agency.

Calling this a tactical move by the ruling party, he alleged that during the Assembly polls, BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Anurag Thakur supplied documents of IT department to media for the sake of electoral gains.

He questioned why BJP remained silent over the issue so far, though the matter was quite old.
Accusing the BJP of misleading people, Singh said the party was blaming the Centre of depriving the state of Central assistance. However, the state government had hijacked the credit of Centre-sponsored schemes launched by the UPA.

The Congress had not changed candidates for Dharamshala, Jawalamukhi and Dehra in Kangra district, he said, showing fresh notification by AICC to the media.