Himachal Pradesh Congress unit chief and former Union minister Virbhadra Singh today threatened media personnel who quizzed him about recent allegations of corruption levelled against him.
“I will break your cameras. Don’t you have any work to do?”, Virbhadra Singh said when reporters questioned him about graft allegations.
The incident happened at Ani in Kullu district last evening when some mediapersons sought his reaction to the fresh charges levelled against him by the BJP. Dismissing the charges against him as “baseless”, he said, “I will deal with all these issues after the election on November 4”.
The former Himachal Pradesh chief minister had yesterday brushed aside allegations by BJP and others of income tax evasion, money-laundering and forgery as “false and fabricated” and had threatened action against those behind the “malicious” campaign ahead of Himachal assembly polls.
On Tuesday, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley demanded a special investigation team (SIT) to probe allegations of money laundering against Singh, saying the man who is leading the Congress into the elections on November 4 has “created a money trail, whereby unaccounted cash has found its way into ghost bank accounts only to be used later to buy LICpolicies to benefit Singh and his family members”.
Virbhadra Singh had also come under the scanner following allegations that he had received payments from a steel company which had come to light after raids were conducted on the firm in 2010.