Dharamsala: Former Union minister Virbhadra Singh said he was ready to face a probe into allegations that he received payments from a private steel firm provided the role of others, including Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also investigated.

"I am ready to face any inquiry pertaining to any ministry in Centre, but all those should be inquired who have name in it," said Singh in a party's rally at Dharamsala.

"My name is Virbhadra Singh and its initials are VS and not VBS as BJP says, but any way as I am ready, let Shiv Raj Chouhan and others be put under the inquiry," he said.

He said, "I have a clean 50 years of political career, though BJP kept me busy in several cases. But I always come out clear".

Singh said that in steel ministry he never dealt with the firm in question, it was dealt by his predecessors.

Even the differences between me and Vijay Singh Mankotia (of CD episode) is still on and the court cases are also going on, but I (Singh) brought Mankotia back into the party fold for the wellbeing and political welfare of Congress, he said.

Singh claimed that in the past four years the Dhumal lead Himachal Pradesh government failed to spend Rs 10.50 crore of the central aid and it lapsed.

(Agencies)

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