Upping the ante against chief minister Virbhadra Singh, the leaders of opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took out a procession on the Mall Road and protested outside the office of deputy commissioner here on Monday.
Meanwhile, Youth Congress members took out protest marches at Solan and Baddi, urging the government to initiate action against former chief minister PK Dhumal, and his son and BJP member of Parliament Anurag Thakur over their alleged involvement in various corruption cases. Later, the protesting Youth Congress also burnt effigies of the father-son duo in the town and at Baddi.
Accusing the Virbhadra Singh government of acting on political considerations, the leaders of BJP assembled at old bus stand and took out the procession to register their protest against the alleged implication of BJP workers in “false and fabricated cases”. The leaders alleged that the Virbhadra government, after assuming power had failed to safeguard public interests and instead of accelerating the pace of development, it was focusing on throttling the voice of its political opponents.
BJP leaders, including Shimla MP Virneder Kashyap, Kasauli MLA Rajeev Sehjal, Vinod Chandel, and Pawan Gupta, said the involvement of the Virbhadra Singh and his family members in corruption cases had exposed the Congress' stand on the issue and demanded the CM's resignation on moral grounds.