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BJP office 'attack' issue: Governor asks CS for a week's time

After opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) submitted a memorandum, governor Kalyan Singh on Friday sought the report from chief secretary (CS) within seven days regarding the government's action in the case of alleged attack on the BJP office in which several workers of both Congress and the BJP were injured.

punjab Updated: Mar 14, 2015 23:42 IST
HT Correspondent

After opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) submitted a memorandum, governor Kalyan Singh on Friday sought the report from chief secretary (CS) within seven days regarding the government's action in the case of alleged attack on the BJP office in which several workers of both Congress and the BJP were injured.

On Friday, the BJP submitted the memorandum to the governor stating that the government had not taken any action in this case. On January 29, state youth Congress workers, led by president and CM's son Vikramaditya Singh, staged a protest outside BJP's party headquarters in which several activists were injured from both sides after a 'clash'.

BJP workers met the governor on January 30 demanding a judicial probe into the incident, after which the governor summoned top police officials and directed them to probe the issue and send the report to his office. But on Friday, for the first time, he sought report in time bound manner from the government.

BJP had also raised the issue in Vidhan Sabha on the second day of the budget session. BJP had given the adjournment motion to debate that was turned down by the speaker. After submitting the memorandum on Friday, the BJP decided to participate in the house proceeding till March 31 and cautioned the government to take strict action in the office 'attack' case.

BJP had also staged statewide protests demanding strict action against youth Congress leaders. However the government had ordered a magisterial probe under Shimla additional district magistrate (ADM) DK Rattan, which gave a clean chit to the youth Congress leaders but suggested several ways to avoid such incidents in future. BJP had refrained from joining the probe and had pressed for a judicial probe.