Youth Cong asks Dhumals to step down from their posts
Terming the charges levelled by BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his family against his father chief minister Virbhadra Singh false, malicious and absurd, Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress president Vikrmaditya Singh on Saturday asked the Dhumals to resign from their respective posts and knock the Lokayukta doors.punjab Updated: Jan 11, 2014 17:48 IST
Terming the charges levelled by BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his family against his father chief minister Virbhadra Singh false, malicious and absurd, Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress president Vikrmaditya Singh on Saturday asked the Dhumals to resign from their respective posts and knock the Lokayukta doors.
Addressing a massive gathering of youths drawn from across the state in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heartland, the Youth Congress chief said his family was not afraid of any charges, as they had committed no crimes.
Earlier, Vikrmaditya was brought to Gandhi Chowk, where a big procession rally was held by activists of the Youth Congress and NSUI.
The rally was organised under the banner of 'Pole kholo' (to expose) against the BJP and its sister concerns for their sinister campaign against Congress leaders in the state.
Himachal Pradesh National Students' Union of India (NSUI) president Yadupati Thakur, former NSUI chief Atul Sharma and HP forest corporation vice-chairman Kewal Singh Pathania were also present at the rally.
At the rally, the speakers denounced the Dhumals for targeting Virbhadra and his family, and told them to stop their activities failing which they would be dealt strongly.
They told the BJP leaders that the youth brigade would follow them and would not allow them to continue with their anti-Virbhadra tirade.
However, Vikrmaditya clarified that he and his family had no grudges or personal differences with the Dhumals, and whatever differences were there, those were due to difference in their ideologies. But the way, the Dhumals were behaving was highly undemocratic and unethical, he added.
The Youth Congress chief said whenever the Congress came to power, there had been a balanced and equal growth all over the state.
However, with the change of guard in Shimla, the pace of development had been slowed down, he said, adding the efforts were being made to create barriers of caste, creed, regionalism and religion.
Expressing his resolve that the party was poised to win all four Lok Sabha seats in the state, Vikrmaditya said the Hamirpur constituency would be on the top priority and he would embark on 'padyatras' to meet the people and solve their genuine problems and difficulties with help of the state government and the district administration.
Meanwhile, he posed five questions to the Dhumals ranging from their property to activities of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, and sought their clarification over whether the HPCA was batting for the BJP or the BJP was batting for the HPCA.