CM, Sukhu meet Rahul Gandhi, discuss 'CD leak' row

  • HT Correspondent, None, Shimla
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2015 22:10 IST

All-India Congress Committee vice-president Rahul Gandhi held consultations with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh and state party chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Tuesday.

While Virbhadra apprised Gandhi of the "progress achieved" by his government, which celebrated two and a half years in office on June 25, sources said the latter inquired about development projects being undertaken in the state and also set a target for their completion.

Sukhu brought Gandhi up to date about the party's recent activities as well as issues about coordination between the Congress party and the central government.

Gandhi reportedly inquired about the "leak" of a controversial CD that purportedly contains telephonic conversations of health minister Kaul Singh Thakur. The latter has publicly denied the voice was his and accused Virbhadra's close confidante, IPS officer AP Singh, for the "leak" and even obliquely attacked the chief minister over the affair.

He alleged ever since the Congress party came to power in the state he and his associates were being "sidelined" by Virbhadra.

Virbhadra later ordered an inquiry into the matter and investigations revealed more than 90 CDs were mailed from the Gol Market post office in New Delhi. Gandhi reportedly asked Sukhu to send a report on the matter after consulting Thakur who recently underwent angioplasty in Chandigarh after he complained of chest pain.

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