COng accuses former HP CM and son in land grabbing case


Shimla: Stepping up its attack on the BJP, the Congress trained its guns at former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur alleging that the duo was involved in land grab case.

Leveling the allegations, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that Dhumal and Thakur were involved in land grab case in the name of cricket.

Ramesh said, “Since 2002, Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur misused power in the name of cricket in Himachal Pradesh. They have grabbed the land illegally and it is matter of conflict of interest. 16 acres of land in Dharamshala was given to Himachal Pradesh Cricket association to build a stadium and the state government had to get Rs 94 lakh every year.”

On the other hand, Anurag Thakur has denied all the allegations against him and said, “These are all false allegation. They will later apologise for telling lies. Congress has nothing else to do. The land was given to HPCA and not to me personally."