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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.

39 killed in private bus accident in Himachal

About 39 people were killed when a private bus (HP-66-1538) dived into Beas river yesterday evening at Jhiri, near Aut, about 15 km from Kullu.

S.P. Mandi R.S. Negi said this morning that accident toll rose to 39 as more bodies were recovered overnight and this morning, while two to three people are still reported missing in the turbulent river where mishap occurred.

The bus was carrying about 60 people, and  most of the casualties occurred due to drowning as the bus overturned in the swollen river.

Official said that among 39 deceased, 17 were women and three were children. He said that 18 persons were injured in the accident out of which two are critical and have been rushed to PGI Chandigarh, while two are admitted at zonal hospital Kullu for treatment, rest were given discharge after giving them first aid.

The preliminary police investigation revealed human negligence behind this mishap. S.P. said that errant driver Ankush was absconding soon after the accident. Cause of accident was over speeding the vehicle and hearing mobile phone calls. The police has started searching for him soon after the mishap, who had reportedly jumped out of bus before mishap occurred.

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  1. ML Verma
    May 12, 2013 - 10:01 AM

    When Congress ask for Mahinder Singh resignation over Chamba Accident you should Mr. Bali tender it. Human error as well as system is equally responsible for it


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