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HP budget session likely to be stormy

Parties to chalk out strategy on Feb 28

The last budget session of the Congress government is going to be a stormy affair in view of the latest round of allegations and counter allegations on the issue of corruption and mafia rule in the hill State. Both the government and the Opposition are planning to have their legislature party meetings on February 28 to chalk out their strategies.

The BJP legislature party meeting will be addressed by Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Prem Kumar Dhumal at the State Guest House in Peterhoff. The party will focus mainly on the issue of corruption and raise the charges levelled against the various Ministers and MLAs in past four years. The party had recently submitted a detailed chargesheet on the Congress government’s misdemeanours, during the present tenure, to Governor Acharya Dev Vrat.

Forest mafia

The BJP is already running a campaign against the Congress government and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for 'patronising' various drug peddlers, mining and forest mafias in the State. The Chief Secretary and Director General of Police admitted a few days ago that there had been a sharp increase in the number of drug and narcotic seizures in the State.

Though the police have denied any political patronage to the drug mafia, the manifold increase in its trade has raised many eyebrows.

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