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Virbhadra Meets Sonia in the Wake of Uttarakhand Political Turmoil

The 81-year-old Chief Minister has been booked by the Enforcement Directorate in a disproportionate assets case.

Published: 28th March 2016 05:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2016 05:22 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the two were learnt to have discussed the political situation in the state in the backdrop of the Centre imposing President's Rule in party-ruled Uttarakhand.

Singh, who is facing a probe by the Enforcement Directorate in a disproportionate assets case, has accused the Centre of trying to "destabilise and topple" his government by using various central agencies.

He alleged the central government has been destabilising Congress-ruled states one by one and cited examples of Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand where President's Rule was imposed.

He accused the BJP-led central government of "misusing" government agencies to embroil him in different cases.

The 81-year-old Chief Minister has been booked by the Enforcement Directorate in a disproportionate assets case.

Last week, his properties worth Rs 8 crore were attached by ED in the case.

Sources close to Singh said today's meeting with Gandhi came through as the Congress president had not met him earlier when he had sought time.

Singh spent a few minutes with Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence and is learnt to have discussed the cases against him as well. He later left for Shimla.



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