Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today alleged that the BJP was indulging in "charge-sheet politics" to malign the government and said that he was not bothered about such charge-sheets, which have become a "routine" with opposition BJP.
The proposed charge-sheet of the BJP would be nothing more than a "waste paper" which would be consigned to the "dust bin", he said, adding "in case the BJP tried to make baseless and false charges, we will file defamation cases".
"The BJP had been disturbing the proceedings in Vidhan Sabha for last four years and running away from discussion but the government is prepared to discuss anyissue in case the BJP isserious about some meaningful debate," Singh said.
On the other hand, the BJP leaders said that they were not bothered about defamation cases as the "charges are in abundance this time and supported by evidence and documents".
"Chief Minister is free to file any number of defamation cases but we would go ahead with preparation of the charge-sheet which would be well documented and supported by evidence," Chairman of the charge-sheet committee, Suresh Bharadwaj today said.
Bharadwaj, who held the meeting of the charge-sheet committee said that the feedback from the field was overwhelming and the charges were being screened and priortised for finalising the charge-sheet which would be submitted on completion of four years of Congress government in power.
Bharadwaj said that there were charges against the chief ministers, ministers, chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of boards and corporations and several officers.
The next meeting of the charge-sheet committee would be heldbefore December 10 and attended by Leader of the Opposition P K Dhumal and state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti.
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