Shimla: Much to the embarrassment of opposition Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not only released the much awaited Congress charge sheet but ridiculed the opposition over leveling unsubstantiated allegations.
State BJP president Satpal Satti released the Congress charge sheet before the media and said that all the charges leveled against ministers and chief ministers Prem Kumar Dhumal were baseless and had not been backed up with any evidence.
This is an unsigned document. The charge sheet prepared by our party is comprehensive, with enough documentary proofs, affidavits and other supporting papers attached, added Bali.
The document released by Satti points out irregularities committed by the Dhumal government since it assumed office in January 2008.
Many cases involving, including that of team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, relaxation or violation in section 118 of HP Land Reforms and Tenancy Act have been mentioned in the charge sheet.
Bhushan is said to have bought a large piece of tea estate land near Palampur, something which is in contravention of the state land laws.
The document claimed to be the Congress charge sheet have also brought out cases of favoured private companies who were allowed to set up eco-tourism projects on protected forest lands and granting of permission to a leading building of the country to construct an high end colony in a deeply forested area of Shimla city.
Caught completely off guard, Congress leaders said that the chargesheet document had been submitted before by the party high command in New Delhi and was due to be submitted before the President of India.
Officially Congress is yet to release the charge sheet publicly. In a face saving exercise senior congress leader GS Bali, who was heading a five member committee to prepare the charge sheet said, “the documents released by BJP appear to different from what are contained in our charge sheet.”
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