Major Vijay Singh Mankotia, Congress MLA from Shahpur of Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly has leveled serious corruption charges against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
He has brought an audio cassette and CD, which mentions names of Himachal CM and his wife in corruption related charges.
Major Vijay Singh Mankotia is taken as Congress rebel from Vidya Stokes camp who recetnly patched up with CM after Congress central high command intervention.
Mankotia is long term Virbhadra rebel and in April 2006 he brought a Trigarth cap as against Virbhadra’s Himachali cap.
After Shimla MC elections, which were taken as Virbhadra win and boost for Hamirpur bye elections for COngress, its going to be seen what politics Mankotia has in mind behind this step. Congress is lagging behind in Hamirpur elections as Prem Kumar Dhumal is considered winning candidate.
Mankotia was tourism minister in Himachal cabinet but was dropped due to his differences with CM. GS Bali is another rival of Mankotia who is considered right hand man of Cm with multiple ministries under his command. Another strong point here is that behind all this the motive of Kangra or lower belt of Himachal CM is a strong demand for next assembly.
Watch this space as more details unfolds.