The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh said that complaint lodged before Election Commission of India against appointment of nine Chief Parliamentary Secretaries by his government was politically motivated since such berth have been created for long time and there is nothing new in this.
Mr. Singh who was interacting with media persons on Thursday said that the issue of a letter written to chief electoral office in India about the chief parliamentary secretaries in Himachal is politically motivated and it was raised out for sake of political aspirations.
“Whatever has been written is politically motivated. He said since the independence, there have been posts of ministers, ministers of state across the country. There is nothing new in it.”
RTI activists Mr. Devshish Bhattacharya on Wednesday moved a petition before the Election Commission of India demanding quashing of appointment of Nine Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and disqualifying their Vidhan Sabha membership alleging that it had been violating the principle of 15 percent cabinet berth by Mr. Virbhadra Singh Government in this hill state.
“On being asked about the HRTC employee strike and action against erring employees, Chief Minister Said whatever the HRTC has done in terms of suspension of employees, it must have been done as per the law.”
“On the issue of resignation of Kamal Nath as party incharge of Punjab, Virbhadra Singh said there were allegations that Kamal Nath was involved in anti-sikh riots but later on the commission appointed to probe the riots and Kamal Nath was given clean chit. But if the controversy is still there, party high command has replaced him.”
“On the drug issue and Udta Punjab controversy, Virbhadra Singh said drug issue has grappled the youth of Punjab. He said Himachal could also be affected from drug menace as it is neighbouring state. Rising above the political lines, people should work to eliminate this menace.”