Shimla: Hitting back at union steel minister Virbhadra Singh, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that instead of humbly accepting the courts verdict rejecting his plea, he was attempting to divert attention from the CD case by repeating time and again about a non-existent conspiracy and political vendetta.
â€œNeither was there any political conspiracy nor any vendetta against Virbhadra Singh, and law was taking its own course,â€ said Dhumal here in response to statements made by the former before the media on Sunday.
Digging up an old issue, the chief minister said that the people would soon know as to who had burnt the old Shimla Gazetteer.
The older version of the gazetteer is believed to have gone missing in the mid 1980â€™s during Virbhadra Singhâ€˜s first term as chief minister.
About the contentious CD, Dhumal said, â€œit was Virbhadra Singh who had knocked the doors of the High Court in 2007 and had even filed and defamation suit against Vijay Singh Mankotia for it.â€
A Central Forensic Lab has already ascertained the voice on the CD to be his and the cut and paste theory which Virbhadra Singh speaks of often has been negated by the lab, he added.
He is leveling false charges on others to absolve himself of guilt,â€ said Dhumal.
Responding to property allegations leveled, the chief minister responded that he has been filing income tax returns since the 70â€™s and property details were being disclosed regularly in every election.
Regarding allegation about misrule by the Dhumal government, the chief minister said that he did not a certificate about it from anybody.
Taking exception about a threat held out to government officers, he said that it only depicted the vindictive attitude of Virbhadra Singh.
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Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.