BJP's Anurag Thakur accuses Virbhadra Singh of indifference in Kotkhai rape and murder case

Dharamsala: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and member of Lok Sabha Anurag Thakur on Friday accused Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh of having a "callous attitude" towards the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Kotkhai.

File photo of Anurag Thakur. AFP

File photo of Anurag Thakur. AFP

"The chief minister has all the time to visit Delhi over and again for his different cases but has no time to visit the victim's family at a time when the the entire state is concerned due to this heinous incident," he said in a statement issued in Dharamsala.

Thakur said there was anger among the people regarding the statement issued by the Singh after the incident.

"The chief minister came out with a statement that the people of Kotkhai area are extra smart, which was an insult to the residents of the area and it was their right to protest against the failure of the government in maintaining law and order,” he said.

Thakur said, "This is not the first occasion when the chief minister has shown insensitivity towards a serious matter. In the past as well when there was jaundice outbreak in Shimla, he took up the position that such instances occur and termed this as a minor instance. Similarly in the major bus accident cases, he has never tried to visit the families of the deceased, rather he has been selective."

He said such a government has "no right" to remain in office for a single day and needs to be dismissed by the Governor as it has "failed on all fronts".


Published Date: Jul 15, 2017 11:02 am | Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 11:02 am

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