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CM meets Sonia, seeks one rank, one pension for ex-servicemen

Three days after the Delhi high court sought a status report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on action taken on corruption allegations against chief minister Virbhadra Singh, he called on All-India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi to apprise her about action taken by his government on the Congress chargesheet.

punjab Updated: Nov 30, 2013 20:27 IST
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Three days after the Delhi high court sought a status report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on action taken on corruption allegations against chief minister Virbhadra Singh, he called on All-India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi to apprise her about action taken by his government on the Congress chargesheet.


Virbhadra, who is campaigning in Delhi, met Sonia and apprised her about the latest developments in the state.

Singh briefed her about the action taken by the government on the corruption chargesheet submitted by the Congress to the President against the previous BJP government.

He said the state government had taken effective action on all points of chargesheet. “The state government had adopted zero tolerance against corruption in all spheres of governance,” he said in a release issued here.

Implementation of the Congress election manifesto also figured in the talks between the two leaders. Virbhadra Singh requested Sonia to direct the authorities concerned to expedite the implementation of one-rank-one-pension scheme for ex-servicemen for providing justice to them. He added that implementation of this scheme would benefit a majority of the ex-servicemen in the state and would give them additional economic security in old age.

The release said Sonia appreciated the steps taken by the chief minister in the past one year in the state and said it had strengthened the party at the grassroots level and also helped to enhance the image of the Congress at the national level.

Two days ago, Singh had called on finance minister P Chidambaram and law minister Kapil Sibal. Later in the day, Virbhadra Singh addressed election rallies in favour of Congress candidates for the Vidhan Sabha elections to be held in Delhi.

In the election meetings, Singh took a dig at the BJP and termed the tactics of BJP leaders as a step towards misguiding the people by their false promises of providing basic facilities such as cheap power and water.

He said the BJP had failed on all fronts and there was a proxy war going on within their top party leadership and they were alluring people by false propaganda of providing separate statehood status for Delhi.

Eulogising the efforts of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit, Singh said she had been instrumental in providing a separate identity to Delhi for the past 15 years. He said today Delhi had emerged as a role model of development and had been enlisted as one of the best cities of the world with all necessary infrastructure and facilities for the people.