HP govt maligning my image by making false accusations: Prem Kumar Dhumal


BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal on Wednesday accused the state government of maligning his image by making false accusations.

The former Himachal Pradesh chief minister also asked the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau to submit the details of his properties asserting that he did not posses “any benami
properties in and outside the state and is ready for any probe.”

“My slate is clean and I have no benami properties in and outside the state and those leveling false charges against me would have to face its consequences,” Dhumal told reporters after taking part in Kargil Vijay Diwas function here today. He said he had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dhumal said instead of leveling false charges against him and other Opposition leaders, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s government should work to control the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, resulting in spurt in incidents of thefts, murders, rape and other crimes.

Dhumal further said that he was pained over the alleged rape of an Israeli woman in Manali as it shows “how much secure the foreign tourists in the state.”

Dhumal criticised the state government for announcing creation and filling of posts without any budgetary provisions saying, it was an indication that he was aware that Congress
would not return to power after next assembly polls.