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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.

Holding ODI at Dharamsala, a dream come true: HPCA president

HPCA President Mr. Anurag Thakur said that it was his cherished dream to hold a One Day International match between India and England on one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums of the world here.

The Sunday ODI at Dharamshala was a result of consistent efforts made by HPCA and supported by the BCCI, he informed, adding that both teams had arrived here. Cricket lovers from all over the state as well as from Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir were arriving here to witness the match, which would be housefull, he claimed. In reply to a question, he said those who had enjoyed a match once at this stadium, had been repeatedly coming here. Efforts would be made to hold IPL, ODI and test matches in this stadium in future also, the HPCA president hopes.

He said star players like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar were eager to play matches in this stadium but unfortunately they could not make it, both Indian and England players were impressed by the beauty of this stadium. He described it as unfortunate that media had created a furore that Dharamshala may witness heavy snowfall and the match might get cancelled. Both teams were enjoying the beautiful weather here, Mr Thakur claimed, adding that players were satisfied with the arrangements made here by the HPCA. The Indian team practiced here yesterday, whereas the England team enjoyed sight seeing yesterday and practiced today, he added.

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