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Allegations levelled by Arun Dhumal false: CM

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday termed the allegations being levelled by former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's son Arun Dhumal as “ false” and “fictitious”.

punjab Updated: Nov 14, 2013 21:41 IST
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Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday termed the allegations being levelled by former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's son Arun Dhumal as “ false” and “fictitious”.


“All allegations being levelled by the Dhumal's son are false and a mischief to malign my image. All members of our family file income tax returns annually and the incomes are reflected in that,” said Virbhadra, threatening to seek a legal course against the allegations being levelled against him.

Meanwhile, two of Virbhadra's cabinet colleagues Parkash Chaudhary and Thakur Singh Bharmauri came to his defense.

“These allegations are propaganda to divert public attention from their own misdeeds,” said forest minister Bharmauri and excise and taxation minister Prakash Chaudhary in a press statement here on Thursday.

“Dhumals are indulging in malicious propaganda and mudslinging to divert and distract public attention from their wrongdoings which are under probe,” said the ministers.

They accused Dhumals of making Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) as a 'captive' organisation.

“They have made the HPCA a captive organisation by inducting voting members from neighbouring states,” they added.

The ministers charged former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal of leasing prime land to the HPCA.

“It appears that Dhumals are spying into the personal lives of their political opponents and peeping into their personal accounts, which is illegal and a crime,” they said.

“They are making baseless personal attacks on Virbhadra Singh and his family members out of frustration,” they said.

Accusing Dhumals of 'unleashing vendetta' against Virbhadra, the ministers said a 32-point chargesheet was also submitted by the then BJP government to the CBI for investigation, but Virbhadra Singh came out clean on all counts.

“The Dhumal family has not learnt any lesson from it and was once again making unfounded accusations against the chief minister and his family to malign their image,” they said.

They asked Dhumals to explain that what was wrong in taking a loan from an individual. “Vikramaditya Singh is an upcoming youth leader and the BJP was attacking him deliberately with a hidden intention to harm his campaign of the youth Congress elections,” they added.