Shimla, May 1 UNI | 3 months ago

The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh has informed the Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath that continuation of Officiating Chief Secretary P Mitrawould impinge adversely upon the conduct of free and fair elections in the state.

In a letter to the CEC, a copy of which was released to
media here today, State BJP Secretary Trilok Jamwal drew the attention of Mr Sampath on the partisan role played by Mr Mitra in the ongoing electoral process.

He said the officiating Chief Secretary is openly and actively aiding and abetting use of official machinery and processes for furthering the prospects of the candidates of the Congress. The most recent and glaring episode is the filing of a charge sheet in a court of law against former party Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son and Hamirpurt Sitting Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur.

Mr Jamwal said in his letter that the case pertains to the land leased to the HPCA and its use. Mr Mitra while functioning as the Financial Commissioner (Revenue) instigated the complaint against our leaders alleging gross irregularities in the process of lease and has supervised the investigation conduct by the police into the allegations levelled by him and has ensured that the police seeks prosecution sanction from the Government for filing criminal cases against our leaders and candidates to tarnish their image during the ongoing election process.

(Posted on 01-05-2014)