Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a swipe at Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh by asking the people of the state to throw out the Congress government, which is “on bail”.
Kicking off the BJP’s election campaign in Himachal Pradesh, he said the Congress leadership was wary of taking action against the Himachal chief minister as it was also sailing in the same boat.
He was addressing the “Abhar rally of the BJP after laying the foundation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Kothipura in Bilaspur district, IIIT in Haroli constituency in Una and dedicating the Steel Processing Plant at Kandrori in Kangra district online from the Water Sports Complex on the banks of Gobind Sagar Dam.
The entire family of the chief minister is facing corruption charges and is on bail and when I asked some Congress leaders as to why the chief minister is not being replaced, they said that how can the party take action when the entire top leadership is itself on bail,” Modi said.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is facing money laundering and disproportionate assets case.
Asserting that no case of corruption has surfaced after the NDA government came to power, Modi said that till 2014, newspapers were full of reports about scams, be it Coalgate or 2G scam and asked the people of Himachal to throw out the government on bail.
The Himachal BJP was fully geared up to take up the reins of power and fulfill the dreamsof the people to provide a clean and efficient government, Modi said.
The NDA government believes in development and currently 13 major projects involving an investment of Rs 15,000 crore are under implementation, which would accelerate economic activity and generate employment, he said.
The 68-member Himachal Assembly is likely to go to polls in November.