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Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh turned table on opposition BJP today indicating that he was implicated in false cases on behest of its leaders. Mr. Singh who was addressing a public gathering in his assembly segment in this district alleged that BJP leaders of this hill state had always indulged in playing divisive politics. Charging saffron party for tactic he said that its leaders were trying to implicate him in false cases. Expressing confidence that recent CBI probe would not damage him at all stating that rather than harming his reputation these cases made me stronger, octogenarian leader asserted. ”I am sure that propaganda and cheap tactics would not last longer as truth prevails in the end” he said adding that citizens of this nation are well educated and would not become an easy prey of such tactics. Advising BJP leaders to shun mean character assassination Mr. Singh said they should accept the truth that incumbent congress rule is committed for all-round and speedy development of the entire state. Chief minister charged that his government had lodged cases against State Cricket Association led by BJP member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur Mr. Anurag Thakur as during last BJP rule valuable land worth crores of rupees was handed over to the cricket body to raise five star hotels and cricket stadium at Dharamsala. Mr. Singh said that this land was shown barren after axing hundreds of trees standing on it. Overnight HPCA was converted to a company comprising of 25 members most of them are kith and kin of the former Chief Minsiter Prem Kumar Dhumal. He has demanded that HPCA should be registered under the co-operative act.

HPCC president post fell vacant after resignation of Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president post is lying vacant after resignation of Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh, who took oath of office on Dec 25, 2012.

According to party general secretary and in-charge of party state affairs Mr. Birender Singh, Mr. Virbhadra Singh has resigned from the post on the very day he took oath of chief minister’s office. Mr. Singh was on party’s top post, which he took over in August last year, two months ahead of the assembly polls. He is still a member of the Lok Sabha, which also he will quit soon.

AICC general secretary Asha Kumari, who was elected for assembly from Dalhousie, Former Revenue Minister Mr. Brij Bihari Lal Butail, who is known for his reputed leadership from Kangra district including former HPCC president Viplav Thakur, state party vice-president Harsh Mahajan are prominent among the party leaders who could hold the state party leadership. But Mr. Mahajan is already given plum post by Mr. Singh after appointing him Chairman of Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Bank having chain of about 115 bank branches in the state and country.

Mr. Singh could also bat for other leaders in the state unit but most of them lost recent assembly elections including former Speaker Gangu Ram Musafir, Ram Lal Thakur, Rangila Ram Rao and Kuldeep Singh Pathania. Despite the fact he lost assembly elections recently, Mr. Pathania was given lucrative seat of Chairman of state pollution control board by Mr. Singh yesterday as he is considered close to Mr. Singh.

The lobbying seems to begin in the state unit as AICC could convene meeting to elect new state chief soon. Mr. Singh who was leading a section in the party is considered most powerful and would prefer the HPCC president on his terms to keep tandem with state government.

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