Dhumal justifies allotment of land for cricket stadium at Dharmshala

Dhumal justifies allotment of land for cricket stadium at Dharmshala

PK_Dhumal_295x200Hamirpur (HP), Aug 3 - Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader today blasted senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh for levelling false allegations against him and his MP son Anurag Thakur for the allotment of government land for the construction of cricket stadium at Dharamshala. The BJP leader justified the allotment claiming that it was done for the promotion of sports and moreover in the larger interest of the people of the state. Talking to reporters here, he said the Dhauladhar stadium had brought Himachal Pradesh on the International cricket map and its location had been lauded by all players and senior cricket functionaries who had visited Dharamshala from time to time. Senior district level leaders of the party, including MLAs Narendra Thakur, I D Dhiman and Vijay Agnihotri, were also present in the press conference. Mr Dhumal said the allegations of land grab were contrary to facts and untrue. He said the decision was taken in the larger interest of the state and its people. He said those opposing the decision were anti-sports and had no love and affection for the people of the state. These people never wanted the state to flourish and come on the international map. Mr Dhumal alleged that the Congress leaders had gone mentally bankrupt after their loss in the last Lok Sabha elections and that was why they were trying to plant stories against the BJP and its leaders only to remain in the media and to catch the eyes of the people who had rejected them for their failure to help them during their thirteen years rule. He demanded that Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh should explain to the people his own past in which he had grabbed the government land and had later on said it was just by mistake. And even now, his income tax assessment case and its related property issues were still pending in the court for final trial. He said those living in glass houses should not through stones on others.

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