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Chargesheet against Prem Kumar Dhumal, Anurag Thakur a political conspiracy: BJP

Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 10:30pm IST | Agency: PTI

BJP today attacked Congress over the chargesheet filed against former Himachal chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his MP son Anurag Thakur, dubbing the ruling party's move a "political conspiracy" and said it was trying to divert people's attention from corruption charges against Virbhadra Singh.

"The challan has been filed in a tearing haste on the eve of Lok sabha polls to harm BJP and tarnish the image of Anurag Thakur, who is contesting Lok Sabha polls from Hamirpur and the timing of the action of the government raises suspicion about their motive.

"The action of government is malafide, pre-meditated and smacks of vendetta. It is a crude attempt to divert the attention of the people from corruption charges Virbhadra Singh and and the failure of the government," BJP spokesperson Ganesh Dutt said.

He said the only motive of the government is to tarnish the image of BJP leaders to harm them in the polls and derive political mileage.

"A black chapter has been added to the political history of Himachal. It would vitiate the political atmosphere, trigger bitterness and animosity which will not augur well for democracy," Dutt added.

The Congress had yesterday filed a chargesheet against Dhumal and Thakur, who is also president of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, alleging irregularities in HPCA.

The chargesheet has brought the bare facts in public domain and the BJP is on the back foot on the issue of "conversion of HPCA from a registered Society into a Company" without the approval of Registrar (Societies) which the government claims is mandatory. 

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