Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh resigns

The former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday finally quits from the cabinet after Himachal Pradesh court framing corruption charges against him.

Further, reports have said that the former chief minister resigned on moral grounds after being named in corruption charges in a 23-year-old case.

Virbhadra Singh, Union Minister for Small, Micro and Medium Industries handed over his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

The former chief minister met the congress supermo Sonia Gandhi yesterday evening and had dismissed as “concocted” the evidence against him in the infamous CD case.

Talking to media, Virbhadra Singh said, “The evidence is concocted. The CD has not been authenticated. They have not compared my voice.”

He said, “I don’t care for my office at all. I don’t want to embarrass my party and the Prime Minister. As and when the occasion arises, certainly I will take appropriate action.”

When asked by media about the registration, AICC general secretary in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Birender Singh said, “The party had not asked him to resign and if anything has been done, it would have been done on his own by the Minister.”

Meanwhile, Virbhadra Singh, five time chief minister of the state, resigned just few months ahead of the assembly election in Himachal Pradesh.

BJP has the ruling party in the state presently.