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I have no spite with anyone: CM.

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh said, “I have no personal spite with anyone. I am just doing my duty by investigating into the chargesheet against the previous government, but opposition leaders are calling it vendetta.”

punjab Updated: Nov 23, 2013 20:00 IST
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Chief minister Virbhadra Singh said, “I have no personal spite with anyone. I am just doing my duty by investigating into the chargesheet against the previous government, but opposition leaders are calling it vendetta.”

He said this while addressing mediapersons after inaugurating Himalaya Festival-2013 organised by the tourism department in collaboration with the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) here on Saturday.

In reply to a question that the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) sought to implead him in the writ petition, he said he had not done anything wrong.

“I have no personal spite with anyone but performing my duty to protect the rights of the state,” he said.
Referring to the case of land purchase by prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan, he said the matter was under investigation and the guilty would be punished. “Investigation is on and guilty will be punished,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, he said it was an excellent initiative to organise Himalaya festival which would go a long way in promoting friendship and cultural understanding among people especially living in the Himalayan regions.
Underlining the need for bringing people of all Himalayan regions under a common platform, he said exchange of ideas and sharing cultural values was a must since there existed a lot of similarity between the way of life and culture of people of all Himalayan regions.

Singh accentuated for solution of certain issues on the northern borders. “There are certain issues of concern which should be resolved amicably by mutual efforts,” he added.

He said the people of India were well-wishers of Tibetans residing here and they wish to see them back in their own country so that they could live in a democratic set-up, as they desire.

Meanwhile, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said Tibetan people residing here were indebted to the state and the union government for providing all support in hosting them and providing education at subsidised rates.
“Tibetans owe special gratitude towards the state as the head office of the Tibetan government-in-exile is based at Dharamsala,” he said.

Expressing hopes, he said the Himalaya festival would spread a message to the people world over to come and enjoy the natural beauty, hospitality and kindness of the people of the state.