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BJP leader suspects Congress role in controversial CDs

With the Himachal government under attack from Congress on CD issue involving Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, a senior BJP leader came in strong defence of the CM and blamed the opposition party for the controversy.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2010 21:39 IST

With the Himachal government under attack from Congress on CD issue involving Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, a senior BJP leader on Saturday came in strong defence of the CM and blamed the opposition party for the controversy.

"This (surfacing of CDs against Dhumal and BJP MP Virendra Kashyap) appears to be work of Congress leaders to derail the investigation against its leader and Union Minister Virbhadra Singh in a CD case released against him in 2007, which is in advance stage now," Jain told reporters.

The controversial CDs surfaced recently purportedly contain the voice of Dhumal ordering tapping of Virbhadra Singh's phone and a videotape allegedly showing a BJP MP accepting bribe.

Describing the CDs as "doctored", Jain, convenor of BJP national legal cell, claimed there was no scope to lodge FIR in the case as nobody has come forward to claim proprietary of the CDs.

Jain alleged that Singh appointed HP cadre IPS officer A P Singh, who was investigating CD case against him, as his personal staff in the Union ministry with the sole intention to "derail" the investigation against him in a graft case.

The union minister, later in the day, denied knowing that A P Singh was probing his case and said he appointed him only on the basis of merit.