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Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh must resign, says BJP

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New Delhi: A day after Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s houses in the hilly state and Delhi were raided by the CBI in a disproportionate assets case, the state BJP on Sunday sought his resignation on moral grounds.

“After an FIR has been registered by the CBI, Virbhadra Singh has no moral right to continue as chief minister. He must resign,” Shrikant Sharma, the BJP secretary and incharge of Himachal Pradesh, said here in a statement.

The BJP leader also accused the Congress of benefiting from Virbhadra Singh’s alleged corruption.

“Why is Congress leadership defending him? How much commission has Congress received from his corruption,” Sharma asked while claiming that BJP’s accusations about Virbhadra Singh’s corruption have been proven.

“Since long we have been raising the issue of corruption cases against Virbhadra Singh but erstwhile Congress-led UPA government tried to hide it. After an FIR was registered, our allegations have been proved,” Sharma said.

The CBI raided the chief minister’s houses in a disproportionate assets case against him and his family even as he prepared for his daughter’s wedding.

Virbhadra Singh has refuted the allegations, while the Congress called the raids part of “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hate agenda“.

(With inputs from IANS)

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As A Mark of Respect To Karunanidhi, Parliament Gets Adjourned

"In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death."

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Parliament Gets Adjourned As A sign Of Respect (Wikimedia Commons)

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day without transacting any business on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi who died in Chennai on Tuesday.

The presiding officers of the two Houses made obituary references and paid homage to the 94-year-old political stalwart.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described him as a visionary and a true leader of the masses and said his death “is an irreparable loss to the country and marks the end of an era”.

The members stood in silence for a short while.

A 2 Minute Silence Was Observed For Him. Flickr
A 2 Minute Silence Was Observed For M. Karunanidhi, After His Passing On Tuedsay. Flickr

In the obituary reference, Mahajan said Karunanidhi, an astute administrator, in his “long and illustrious political career” showcased his “admirable leadership qualities and worked relentlessly for the cause of the people, particularly the marginalised and the downtrodden sections of the society.

“A multifaceted persona, Karunanidhi rose to become the most celebrated screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, using the cinematic medium to deliver his political ideas to the masses. The 1952 box office hit ‘Parasakthi’, in particular, was a turning point both in Tamil cinema and for Karunanidhi,” she said.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said Karunanidhi was actively engaged in social and public life.

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“In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death,” Naidu said.

The House observed two minutes of silence before adjourning for the day. (IANS)

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