Leading the BJP's campaign 'Virbhadra Hatao Pradesh Bachao' from his home town Hamirpur, former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday gave a clarion call to the people to join hands with his party for making the state corruption-free.
While addressing a demonstration rally at Gandhi Chowk, Dhumal said the Congress had broken all previous records of corruption and time had come when all should join hands with the BJP to oust corrupt persons from the Indian politics.
Braving biting cold and bad weather, hundreds of party workers from various parts of the district gathered at Gandhi Chowk, raising slogans and demanding the resignation of chief minister Virbhadra Singh.
Prominent among those who participated in the rally were former education minister Ishwar Dass Dhiman and district BJP chief and MLA from Nadaun Vijay Agnihotri.
On the occasion, the party workers also submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner, demanding sacking of Virbhadra.
Dhumal said he was pained to say that the situation had reached such a pass that even person like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no time to look into graft case against Virbhadra. This showed the Congress party high command's desire to end corruption, he added.
He said only the BJP was against corruption and had done a lot to eradicate it by taking several measures during its regime.
The BJP leader asked Virbhadra to resign on his own rather than facing humiliation, as the people were all set to oust him from the power.
Dhumal said if Virbhadra didn't oblige the people, the party would move the governor and President with the demand to sack him and hold an inquiry against him and his family members into the alleged financial deals.