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Shimla schoolgirl rape: BJP trying to add political colour to issue, says Virbhadra Singh

PTI
Published : Aug 2, 2017, 10:08 am IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2017, 10:10 am IST

Himachal Pradesh chief minister warned that all those involved in the loot and arson and in damaging public property would not be spared.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh listed out the development undertaken by his government and claimed that Himachal Pradesh has emerged as the most literate state in the country. (Photo: PTI)
 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh listed out the development undertaken by his government and claimed that Himachal Pradesh has emerged as the most literate state in the country. (Photo: PTI)

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh accused the Opposition of trying to "politicise" the alleged rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla and held it responsible for the unrest in Chamba district.

"The Opposition in the state is trying to play politics over the case and it is also responsible for unrest in Tissa in Chamba district," he said in Solan.

 

He warned that all those involved in the loot and arson and in damaging public property would not be spared. Asserting that it was wrong to give a political colour to such unfortunate events, Singh said the BJP leaders were "flaring up" the matter to remain in news and gain "cheap" publicity.

On the unrest in Chamba following the alleged sexual harassment of a schoolgirl, the chief minister said the situation is under control and a peace march was being organised on Tuesday.

The Congress leader said it was the duty of the organisation to give a reply if any leader of the party is attacked by political opponents. The party organisation whether at state, district or block level should unitedly rebut allegations and propaganda by the BJP and other political opponents, he said.

 

Singh said he was capable of answering and giving firm replies to the Opposition, but the party cadre should jointly come out with rebuttals and make the people aware of the "cheap tactics" of the Opposition.

He also listed out the development undertaken by his government and claimed that Himachal Pradesh has emerged as the most literate state in the country.

Tags: virbhadra singh, bjp, shimla rape, murder case
Location: India, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla