Shimla: Launching a blistering attack on the Dhumal led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh,the union minister Virbhadra Singh today accused the government of allowing dubious and proxy land deals in the hill state.
â€œLand,often large tracts have been sold to outsiders and non agriculturists by violating several rules including forest acts,â€ said Singh.
â€œI am surprised how permission has been given to a private builder from Delhi to build a huge apartment colony in a green area of Shimla near Khalini,â€ said Singh.
Attacking his arch rival P.K.Dhumal, Singh said, â€œHimachal is for sale,anyone who wants to buy land in Himachal can contact Dhumal in Jallandhar,Hamirpur or Shimla.â€
â€œWe have gathered details of all proxy and illegal land deals in the last three years and these will be reviewed if the Congress returns to power,â€ the union minitser said.
Singh criticised the government of neglecting the upkeep of the roads in the state, saying, â€œAll roads including national highways are in shambles. I challenge Dhumal to name one road which is in good condition.â€