Anurag Thakur denies involvement in land allotment case

Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Sunday termed as “baseless” the Congress’s allegation that he and his father Prem Kumar Dhumal were involved in a 2002 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) land allotment case.

“There is no truth in it. This a baseless allegations levelled against me and my father,” Thakur said after senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused him and Dhumal, a former Himachal chief minister, of being involved in the HPCA case.

He also said that he would reply to Congress leader’s allegations soon.

Earlier in the day, describing the BJP and its leaders habitual offenders, Ramesh said: “Dhumal and his son together have misused the public property and the office held by them.”

“Blatant constitutional impropriety, patent conflict of interest, glaring misuse of office, usurpation of public property and duping of public exchequer is writ large in their case,” he added.

He said that since 2002, Dhumal and his son Thakur, also a BJP leader, misused power “in the name of cricket in Himachal Pradesh”.

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