DHARAMSHALA: BJP MP Anurag Thakur today hit out at Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh after accusing him of maintaining "double standards".
He said that the approach followed by Congress of "family first, party next and nation last" is hampering the image and growth of the nation at large.
"Thanks to the back and forth by the CM on the India- Pakistan match, HP not only incurred losses due to the cancellation of the match but no team now wishes to play in Dharamsala given their concern over security," Thakur said.
Commenting on the proposal by Singh on hosting IPL and thereby offering tax exemption, he said, "Unfortunately, the world does not move as per Singh's whims and fancies, helping him to satisfy his political agendas.
"Had he been concerned about the state's image and welfare of the people, he would have thought before giving out various misleading statements pertaining to the India-Pakistan match."
Thakur said he was concerned not because the cancellation of Dharamsala as its venue but because HP was shown in a poor light.