Industries and Parliamentary Affairs minister Mukesh Agnihotri on Friday criticised the opposition party BJP and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) for questioning the decision of the Governor, Urmila Singh for giving sanction for prosecuting former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for his alleged involvement in HPCA scam.
Mukesh Agnihotri said that the behaviour of the BJP leaders was uncalled for and disgraceful as Governor is the Constitutional head of the State and questioning her role in any decision she takes is unlawful and direct attack on democracy.
Replying to the false accusations levelled by the BJP against the Governor of acting in haste to grant permission to prosecute Prem Kumar Dhumal, Agnihotri said that the charge-sheet was based on facts and not like the one submitted by BJP to the Governor against congress which was a bundle of lies, ambiguous and misleading just to divert attention of the people from their misdeeds.
“The BJP has blemished the rich traditions of the Himachal Vidhan Sabha by boycotting the Budget speech of the Governor and entire budget session earlier also. And it seems that BJP leaders have become directionless and is now terming the decision of the Governor as politically motivated,” Agnihotri said.
He said that it seems that BJP does not believe in the Constitution of the Country. “When in power, everything seems to be right for them and whenever they have to sit in opposition, instead of accepting their defeat they are in habit of making contemptuous remarks against the ruling party. Now, BJP have crossed the limits by making disrespectful remarks against the Governor, who is the constitutional head of the state,” he said.
He accused previous Dhumal Government of going out-of-the-way to give precious government land worth crores of rupees at five places to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association headed by his son Anurag Thakur. “And now when their misdeeds are open to public they are making frivolous and false remarks,” he added.
He added that Congress Party believes in clean politics and good governance and only those found guilty would be punished while those who have done nothing wrong need not to fear the course of Law. “The untoward behaviour of the BJP leaders is disgraceful and they have played with the expectations of the common people which is most unfortunate and undemocratic,” he added.