New Delhi, 5 January: Hitting out at the Congress President, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, for their “silence” over the corruption allegations against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the BJP today dared the state government to give its consent for CBI inquiry into these charges.
Writing in his blog, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said, “the Congress Party and Virbhadra Singh have decided to brazen out the allegations of corruption. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will hide behind silence.”
Noting that the Himachal Pradesh CM has dared anyone to either lodge an FIR against him or to prove the allegations of corruption, Mr Jaitley said that his letter to the CBI Director on 29 December in this regard constitutes an FIR. “I dare the state Government of Himachal Pradesh to give its consent so that an investigation into these allegations can also take place,” he said  amid indications that Congress has decided to fight out the issue backing Virbhadra Singh and dubbing the allegations as part of Opposition’s conspiracy against him.                  SNS