BJP government squandering public money on Chandigarh based lawyer: HLP

Shimla/ May 20

The Himachal Lokhit Party in its fresh attack charged the BJP government for squandering public money with both hands on a BJP national leader and a Chandigarh based lawyer in the shape of hefty legal fee.

Himachal Lokhit Party, President Maheshwar Singh while addressing the media here on Sunday alleged that BJP government in violation of rules had favoured this BJP leader and even the ordinary cases were transferred to him and government was paying a hefty amount in shape of legal fee that was in lakhs for every hearing.

He said the according to the information collected by RTI cell of HLP the BJP government had empanelled this BJP leader cum lawyer under special rules framed for him individually.

“ It seems that Chief Minister has no faith in state’s Advocate General and 8000 lawyers of the state and even 21 simple cases were transferred to him. The state government had paid a legal fee of Rs. 1.10 lakhs at Supreme Court level, Rs. 75000 and Rs. 55000 at High Court level for every hearing to him,” he said.

He questioned that what had compelled the BJP government to create the extra post of senior Advocate General as 8 additional advocate generals, 8 deputy advocate generals and 4 assistant advocate generals were already working.

HLP leader alleged that the BJP and Congress were playing a fixed match and the recent incident of leakage of Congress’s charge sheet by the BJP was its evidence.

“HLP is maintaining a equal distance from  both the parties and we are getting a good response from the public. Our membership drive has crossed a figure of one lakh in state,” he claimed.

“We have already registered our party and are waiting for the symbol to get allotted by the Election Commission. In near future the HLP would emerge as the third alternative in the state as the public is fed up from the both Congress and BJP,” HLP leader said.

He said that HLP in near future would expose the corruption prevalent in BJP and the evidences were being collected so that its real face could be exposed to the public.