Congress submits chargesheet against Dhumal government in Himachal

Shimla:Congress on Friday submitted a chargesheet to Governor Prabha Rau listing several acts of omission and commission against the 15 month BJP government headed by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.

State party president Thakur Kaul Singh while submitting the document to the governor demanded that an inquiry be held by Central Bureau of Investigation. Others who did accompany Kaul Singh included senior leader Vidya Stokes, legislator Sudhir Sharma and party spokesman Kuldeep Singh Rathore.

Other than forest minister JP Nadda and education minister ID Dhiman, allegation of omission and commission have been levelled against all other minister including the chief minister

Labelling the BJP government as a family limited concern, run by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, son Anurag Thakur and Anurag’s father-in-law Thakur Gulab Singh, the book had been titled ‘Majboot Parivar, Majbhoor Sarkar, Lachar Pradesh’

Questioning the antecedents about chief  minister Dhumal and his son’s wealth, charge sheet has appended excerpts of an affidavit filed by suspended police officer BS Thind before the Lokayukta and several other documents.

Mocking at setting up a medical college and hospital in Palampur, the document terms it as ‘Shanta Kumar’s dreams in Jaypee’s pockets’.

An inquiry has been sought into the Rs 27 crore which was collected from the public for Kumar’s dream project. With Vivekanand Trust Memorial, set up to execute and run the hospital, entering into an arrangement with a Jaiprakash Industries (Jaypee) group charity organisation to complete it has been held as a sell out of public funds and property by the congress.

Kishan Kapoor, transport and housing minister, first allotting a plot to himself and then hurriedly cancelling it after information got public has been pointed out.

Bungling’s in allocating a Rs 80 crore compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) tender to a private firm have been alleged for which an inquiry has been demanded. Despite 4 CFLs having been distributed to most state resident, the domestic electricity billing for consumers has not dropped, the document alleges.

Higher invoicing to buy fire extinguishers for the irrigation and public health department (IPH) are alleged to have been given to favourites of the IPH minister Ravinder Ravi.

Congress smells a scandal in rotting of over 1 lakh gunny bags of apples procured in 2008 through the taxpayers money under the market intervention scheme (MIS).

A long list of properties, allegedly  owned by health minister Rajiv Bindal and his family along with revenue papers stand annexed.

Several incidents about deteriorating law and order conditions, which include, suspicious death of a newlywed bride in Kangra, death of Aman Kachroo in Tanda medical college, rape of disabled girls by their very own teachers, find mention in the charges which the opposition submitted today.

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