Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday urged the Delhi high court to conduct day-to-day hearing in the defamation suit filed by Vakamulla Chandrashekhar against his two sons and the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley.
Welcoming the HC decision, he said whatever he was demanding had been done by the court. He said with the matter moving to the court, the truth would ultimately come to light.
However, he urged the HC to conduct day-to-day hearing into the case and to give its verdict before the Lok Sabha elections so that the people of India in general and Himachal Pradesh in particular could know the reality.
While talking to reporters after inaugurating first 'Namo tea stall' here on Tuesday afternoon, Dhumal said since he had already been demanding a judicial inquiry into the “money laundering” involving Vakamulla Chandrashekhar and family members of chief minister Virbhadra Singh, it was a welcome step.
A party worker has opened the tea stall opposite the district courts and dedicated it to the BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Dhumal had a cup of tea at the tea stall along with party workers before moving on to collect money under 'one note, one vote' campaign.
Dhumal said whatever he and his sons had said was based on facts and nothing was concealed from the media and the people. He said his family had full faith in the court, and the verdict would be welcomed by them.
Replying to a question, Dhumal said the views expressed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during a programme on a TV channel proved that the Congress had neither any leadership nor any programme and it was simply befooling the people with false slogans.
The Congress would be wiped out from the national politics after the Lok Sabha elections, he added.
The BJP leader said the Congress people were highly upset by growing popularity of Modi and that was why they had been issuing misleading statements. The Indian people were fully behind the BJP and Modi and would help the party come to the power after the Lok sabha elections.