The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday accused the Virbhadra Singh led Congress Government for making false and frivolous cases against its political opponents. Party spokesperson Ganesh Dutt said the prosecution sanction against the senior BJP leader and former Cabinet Minister Rajiv Bindal, who is now blamed for making some alleged appointments of sweepers and class IV employees in Solan Municipal Council in 1998, had been cancelled and rejected twice by the Speaker. But the incumbent government is hell bent upon making a false case and has forced the State Vigilance Department to register the case.
The State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau had filed a challan on Wednesday against Mr. Bindal who is a sitting MLA from Nahan after the State Government gave its approval last week to prosecute him in the alleged recruitment of class IV workers in the Solan Municipal Council. Mr. Bindal, who was the president of Solan Municipal Council in 1998, was later elected to the Vidhan Sabha. There was a BJP government from 1998-2003 and a Congress government from 2003-2007. The case was earlier also registered by the Vigilance Department under the Congress government in 2006 and the investigations were stretched for years. A case under Sections 420, 468, 471 and 120-B of IPC besides 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act was registered then by the Vigilance. The BJP government (2007-2012) again did not give any prosecution sanction and the previous Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram also rejected prosecution proceedings against the then senior Minister.