Shimla: With former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and senior congress leader Moti Lal Vohra having denied making categorical corruption allegations and holding the media responsible wrong reporting about allegations of corruption against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the BJP today took offence against them for having leveled false and baseless charges in the run up to the 2003 assembly elections.
Randhir Sharma, BJP spokesman, said, “the affidavits filed by the congress leaders, Moti Lal Vohra and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, in a defamation case filed by Prem Kumar Dhumal against these leaders, has exposed that they had lied in the 2003 election campaign and had indulged in false propaganda.”
He said that the affidavits filed by congress leaders before the courts states “the allegations against former chief minister Himachal Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal, of having property of more than Rs 25 crore in Jalandhar by corrupt means, were not essence of their speech and was the result of divergent, inconsistent and imprecise reports presented by the media.”
He said that the congress had accepted that they misguided the people of the state and had gained the mandate by leveling false and baseless allegations. “If not to Dhumal, these leaders at least owe an apology to the people of the state for misguiding them,” said Sharma.