What happened to BJP’s ‘chargsheet’ against Congress, asks RTI activist
Anil Sharma, the ex- Minister, was one of the leaders against whom the BJP had raised serious charges in the chargesheet. Now, the same leader was allowed by the same BJP to join in its fold.
Shimla: A few months ago, the leader of the opposition, several MLAs and big wigs of the BJP had prepared and filed a chargesheet against Congress leaders and government officials in the office of the Governor with much fanfare.
The BJP had leveled serious charges against the ministers, MLAs, other leaders, bureaucrats etc. The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was on the top of the list that contained corruption allegations against 41 persons.
The BJP appeared serious regarding the allegations and had sought stern action and orders of investigation. The party said it spent months on compiling it.
The so-called chargsheet was widely circulated in public domain through wide media publicity. However, nothing was heard of this chargesheet once it was officially filed.
It is also missing in this season of political campaign for assembly polls.
Surprisingly, none of the ministers named in the BJP’s document raised any reaction or filed any defamation case against the writers of the said chargesheet.
Two basic conclusions that could be derived from this episode are that either the persons, against whom the serious allegations were leveled, accepted the allegations or chose to remain silent for a reason.
The RTI activist Dev Ashish Bhattacharya has filed an application seeking information regarding the action taken against the Ministers named in this document.
No action was initiated against those individuals against whom the allegations were leveled in the said chargsheet, he said in the RTI.
Does it mean that the contents of the said “chargesheet” were bogus or that it was a mere formality and the law did not move an inch to investigate into the serious charges which were leveled, he asked.
The activist pointed out that Anil Sharma, the ex- Minister, was one of the leaders against whom the BJP had raised serious charges in the said chargesheet. Now, the same leader was allowed by the same BJP to join in its fold, he said.
He said it is a mockery of the ‘justice system’ where serious charges are leveled against the individuals occupying high positions in government, but at the same time, the same were brushed aside.
The activist argued that the contents of the said chargesheet should not be taken lightly and a serious action should have been visible by now.
Once he receives the sought information, the activist said he would move to the High Court to get the matter investigated on the serious charges which were levelled against the VIPs of the State, if required.
The activist has sought the certified copies of the documents pertaining to the action taken.
He has urged the Governor to direct the law enforcement agencies to investigate the facts of the chargesheet and take action, if required.
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