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BJP ministers lambast CLP leader for remarks on CM

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers lambasted Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Mukesh Agnihotri for making irrelevant and undignified comments on the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

In a joint Press statement, Irrigation and Public Health minister Mahender Singh Thakur, Health minister Vipin Singh Parmar and Rural development and Panchayati Raj minister Virender Kunwar ridiculing the statement of Mukesh Agnihotri said that he is not able to accept the fact that people of the state have rejected Congress party and in sheer frustration, he is resorting to indecent language, which is not acceptable.

They said CM Jai Ram Thakur has been elected to state Assembly for the fifth time consecutively and he has been given the responsibility of the post of CM by the party high command and BJP MLAs based on his vast experience, capability and clean image.

The ministers said that Mukesh Agnihotri should remember that it is the culture of the BJP to give respect to the senior leaders and if the CM discusses developmental issues with the senior leaders of the party, there is nothing wrong in it.

BJP respects culture, traditions and languages of all regions of the state and every BJP worker believes in maintaining dignity of language, they maintained.

They said people are well aware of the corrupt practices that were prevalent in Congress regime and soon the truth of their corruption would be exposed. Today, the state Congress party is a divided house where every leader is fighting for his political survival. Even the CLP leader is in dilemma and is not able to decide which group he should join.

The ministers advised Mukesh Agnihotri to bring his house in order first before criticising the popular government elected by the people by heavy mandate.

Reacting to the statement of Mukesh Agnihotri, Forest minister Govind Singh Thakur said the Congress leader is hurting the sentiments of the people who elected BJP government after getting fed up of the misrule of the Congress party.

He said Congress leaders should now accept this reality that Jai Ram Thakur is the CM of the state.