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Cancel Virbhadra and Pratibha's membership, BJYM to election commission

punjab Updated: Jan 01, 2014 21:08 IST
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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) -the youth wing of the BJP, on Wednesday demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) to cancel the membership of Virbhadra and his wife MP Pratibha Singh's membership from the state assembly and lower house of the Parliament respectively for concealing information in their election affidavits.


Led by its national president and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur, an eight- member delegation of the BJYM met chief election commissioner (CEC) V Sampat in New Delhi and submitted a five-point memorandum demanding action against Virbhadra and his wife.


In the memorandum, Thakur said the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was talking about eradication of corruption, while no action had been taken against Congress leaders involved in corrupt practices.
In the memorandum, Thakur said that a high-power committee constituted during the tenure of Virbhadra Singh from 2003 to 2007 had recommended the cancelation of the Saikothi power project.

"The same government that cancelled the project later decided to re-allot it to same company," he alleged.
The BJYM chief alleged that the beneficiary company was headed by Vakamulla Chandershekhar, who later lent loans worth crores to Virbhadra Singh and his family.

"The CM suppressed the information about the loan raised from Vakamulla in his affidavit during the 2012 assembly elections in the state," alleged Thakur.

Thakur alleged that Vakamullah had given crores of rupees to Virbhadra and his family much before the assembly election in 2012, and a part of that amount was shown as unsecured loan in election affidavit of Pratibha Singh during the by-election for Mandi parliamentary constituency held this year.

Thakur alleged that Virbhadra's wife, daughter, and son had shares in their name in Tarini Infrastructures- another company owned by Vakamullah.

He said that while the CM's wife and daughter had 3.4 lakh shares each in their name, Vikramaditya Singh owned 3 lakh shares.

Thakur alleged that both Virbhadra and Pratibha Singh hid the information about shares in the election affidavits. "They intentionally concealed the information, as they knew that any disclosure could lead to establishment of trial of preferential share allotment against them," said Thakur, adding, "when Pratibha could show 2,110 shares she had in another unlisted company, how could she miss to mention 3.40 lakh shares?".