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BJP MP Anurag Thakur meets CEC, seeks action against Virbhadra Singh

Wednesday, 1 January 2014 - 5:10pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

BJP today stepped up its attack on Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on corruption charges and demanded his resignation and also sought Election Commission's action against him and his wife for "hiding" facts about their incomes in affidavits filed during polls.

Party MP and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha chief Anurag Thakur today met Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and handed over a memorandum demanding action against Singh and his MP wife Pratibha Singh.

"Virbhadra Singh should resign immediately. Let Congress decide on any other candidate for chief ministership. This is the fifth corruption charge against Singh.

"This is also a test for Congress to act against him to prove if it was really serious on the issue of corruption. This will also prove the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, to prove if he means what he has been saying on corruption or is it only double-speak," Thakur told .

On the memorandum to EC, he said the CEC has been asked to initiate action "as per law against Singh and his wife for hiding certain vital information about his income in the affidavits filed before the EC in last assembly polls and Mandi Lok Sabha bypolls."

Thakur alleged that Singh neither disclosed the money received from the power company promoter nor did he give details of his wife and children's shareholding in the power company subsidiary in his affidavit filed before the EC.

He further alleged that his wife Pratibha did not give details of her husband and children's 3.4 lakh shares owned by her in the power company subsidiary who has benefitted, even as she disclosed other shareholding owned by her.

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