Virbhadra Singh refuses to resign over graft allegations

Manali: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra  Singh today refused to resign over graft charges leveled by Arun Jaitley and other BJP leaders saying that rather than resigning   he was ready to face  a probe  by any competent  agency.

Virbhadra talking to media at Manali
Virbhadra talking to media at Manali

The chief minister was speaking to local media persons here today  at Manali Press club before inaugurating  five day Manali Winter Carnival-2014.

He blamed the  BJP  and some of the congress leaders too  for hatching  conspiracy  against him  in the  present  scenario relating to graft charges investment  and  getting payment from  an hydro power company.

The Chief minister accused Dhumal family of  hatching conspiracy against him besides some of the congress  leaders.

He alleged that  Hamirpur MP  Anurag Thakur  was  launching malicious  propaganda  against him in Delhi  by issuing  misleading statements only for the reason that the state  government had tightened its noose for a big scandal that has taken place in HPCA.

He said that misleading tirade against him was being launched by Anurag Thakur out of frustration. He added that when he took loan from the   private company   in question at that time he was not in power rather he was a common man at that time.

He said that he had got the payment from the company through transparent mode by cheque and was also making repayment through cheque.

The CM said that investment of his kith and kins was in the share of the company which was less than even 1%. He said that  his  kith and kins were at liberty to make investment  in white.

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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