HP CM Singh calls PM Modi's accusations 'false', says he is being framed

ANI | Updated: Oct 03, 2017 19:54 IST

Bilaspur/Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], October 3 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, on Tuesday alleged that "false cases" are being framed against him.

Singh's comments came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at him and said that the state is being ruled under the Government that is "on bail."

"I am being framed through false cases and there are three agencies pursuing the same case which are income tax, Enforcement Department and Central Bureau of Investigation," said Virbhadra Singh.

He asked whether anybody has heard that three big agencies pursue the same case.

"I will be going to the people's court and they will decide everything," said Singh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign in Bilaspur said that whole family of Chief Minister Singh is "on bail," also asking the people of the state to throw out the Congress government which is "on bail".

"A few Congress members came to meet me, I asked him that the Chief Minister's family is on bail, why don't you change it," Prime Minister Modi asserted during a speech.

BJP has kicked off its election campaign for 68-member Himachal assembly elections. The Himachal assembly is likely to go to polls in November.

Prime Minister Modi was addressing the "Abhar rally" of the BJP after participating in the foundation ceremonies of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Kothipura in Bilaspur district and IIIT in Haroli constituency in Una.

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh is facing money laundering and disproportionate assets case.

The CBI had filed a chargesheet against Singh, his wife and seven others for allegedly accumulating assets of over Rs. 10 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income in March this year.

A Delhi Court had on July 7 allowed the Enforcement Directorate more time to file a supplementary charge-sheet against Singh, his wife and other accused in the case.(ANI)