Top Congress leaders today termed as “political vendetta” the disproportionate assets case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife and even alleged that the case was filed at the instance of Union Minister Arun Jaitley.
While 82-year old Virbhadra Singh himself said the case was a fallout of “political vendetta” and he would fight and win this “long battle”, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh dragged Jaitley in the matter alleging that the case was filed at the instance of the BJP leader.
“It’s a political vendetta. It’s a long battle and I will fight and win the case,” the Chief Minister said.
Digvijaya Singh, who stood surety for Virbhadra Singh who was granted bail in the case by a Delhi court, said the case was “part of a campaign” against the Virbhadra Singh since he took action against alleged corrupt practices in the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.
“He (Virbhadra) is falsely implicated at the instance of Jaitley,” Digvijaya Singh told reporters outside the court.
He also asked the Prime Minister to start investigation into the alleged role of Jaitley in cricket bodies.
“The Prime Minister should start investigation against Jaitley since he says that ‘neither I will eat (indulge in corruption), nor allow others to do so’. It is not only us (Congress), but even their own MP Kirti Azad has made allegations against Jaitley,” the Congress leader said.
He also said that Virbhadra Singh was one of the longest- serving Chief Ministers of the country and his honesty was “well known”.
The Congress leader and his wife Pratibha Singh were granted bail by a special court here in connection with a nearly Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case on a personal bond of Rs one lakh each and one surety of the like amount.
( Source – PTI )