Day on, BJP gen secy hits back, calls Vikramaditya 'feudalistic'
A day after chief minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh sent a legal notice against him, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Randhir Sharma on Wednesday described Vikramaditya as “feudalistic” and a person “who does not have any faith in democracy”.Updated: Feb 26, 2014 17:55 IST
A day after chief minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh sent a legal notice against him, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Randhir Sharma on Wednesday described Vikramaditya as “feudalistic” and a person “who does not have any faith in democracy”.
In a press statement issued here, Sharma said, “It seems that he (Vikramaditya Singh) is also feudalistic like his father, who doesn't have faith in democracy.” Being in opposition, it was the BJP's duty to criticise the ruling side and to highlight its misdeeds, he said. “I have made all acquisitions against chief minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members with proof,” said Sharma.
He said he had not yet received a notice and was not afraid of it. “There is no question of (an) apology because all the acquisitions are based on facts,” he said.
He said that following the principle of democracy, Congress should answer the allegations and let truth prevail. “Vikramaditya Singh, like his father chief minister Virbhadra Singh, is threatening to defamae us. Instead, he should answer the questions raised by the Opposition,” said Sharma.
Reiterating his allegations, Sharma said Vikramaditya should tell why he registered his company Maple Destination and Dream Build Private Limited in Delhi instead of Himachal Pradesh, though both the partners - Vikramaditya and hi sister - were Himachali.
“Why did he not mention that there was also a palatial house and not just land in the registration papers of a property in Mehrauli in Dew Delhi that he purchased,” he said, adding that was it a tact to evade stamp duty.
He also said that Virbhadra Singh had not mentioned this property in his election affidavit which he filed before election commission in 2012. “Vikramaditya should answer these questions first instead of sending a legal notice,” he said.
First Published: Feb 26, 2014 17:53 IST