Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday criticised former Health and Family Welfare minister Kaul Singh Thakur for blaming Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) for former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal’s defeat in assembly polls.

State BJP spokesperson Himanshu Mishra said Thakur was making such statements in desperation due to his and daughter Champa Thakur’s defeat in recently concluded assembly polls in the state.

“Kaul Singh shouldn’t worry about BJP or its leaders and instead introspect on the reasons for his and daughter’s defeat in the polls,” he said.

He said Dhumal is the senior leader of the BJP and Thakur should refrain from making such statements.
Mishra said Kaul Singh has rejected by the people of the state and former CM Virbhadra Singh.
“The Health minister’s tenure was marred by several controversy and serious allegations were leveled against him,” he said, adding some Congress leaders had also accused him of wrongdoings.

He said the people of the state had voted for the BJP whole heartedly and all leaders including from opposition parties should focus on positive role for the betterment of the state.

“BJP government is committed for the welfare of all sections of the society and the party would ensure all round development of the state,” he said.