Lok Sabha byelection: Ex-CM, health minister train guns on each other
Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Friday rolled out a litany of corruption cases and scams the Congress-led UPA government was allegedly involved in.india Updated: Jun 14, 2013 21:45 IST
Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Friday rolled out a litany of corruption cases and scams the Congress-led UPA government was allegedly involved in.
Addressing public meetings at various places under Sarkaghat subdivision area, he talked about the Commonwealth Games and Coalgate and said that the current government was the most-corrupt government in the Indian political history since Independence.
"The situation has further worsened as there is not even a single Congressman who is not involved in any kind of scam or corruption and the list includes the names of its top cadre leadership. It is shameful," Dhumal said.
Dhumal said that the Congress had cheated common people at the Centre and state and now it had become Congress leaders' habit to blame the opposition for its failure.
Dhumal reminded people that Virbhadra Singh promised jobs to at least one person in each family in the Congress' party manifesto during the state assembly elections in 2003, but provided employment to only 3,386 people during his five-year regime.
Lashing out heavily on the Congress, Dhumal said the government's unpopular policies and rampant corruption had led to inflation, poverty, hunger and unemployment in the country and now voters had made up their minds to oust the most-corrupt government.
Meanwhile, health minister Kaul Sigh Thakur refuted the charges of BJP leaders at a press conference at Mandi on Friday and said that the BJP had a habit of taking credit of the Congress developmental achievements as it had nothing to count on developmental front.
Kaul counter claimed Dhumal by saying that despite the BJP government in the state from 2007-12, the central government allotted prestigious institutes such as Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kamand, Central University in Kangra, Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical college and hospital in Mandi, but the leaders of the BJP never lost a chance of taking undeserved credit.
"These institutes and hospitals are prerogative of the central government. The Congress could have denied them the facilities on the basis that the BJP was ruling the state at that time, but it is not the attitude of the Congress party," said Kaul Singh, adding that instead of being thankful to the Centre, the BJP leaders were lashing out at them.
First Published: Jun 14, 2013 21:44 IST