Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Monday alleged former Union minister Virbhadra Singh tried framing him in "at least three matters during his tenure, but failed" as facts were in his favour.

Taking exception to Singh's reported statements that he could have got several cases registered against him during previous Congress regime, Dhumal said, "Virbhadra did try, but did not succeed as the facts did not support his agenda".

Dhumal cited the enquiry ordered by the Virbhadra-led government into TRIG security in IGMC, an Ayurveda Institute in Nalagargh and the "hard disc" issue.

Through the "hard disc" episode, Singh had tried to prove that the previous BJP government handed out jobs on recommendations, he said.

"The Congress government had got a communication from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory Hyderabad in 2003 that there is no addition, deletion of files on recommendation of Subordinate Services Selection in the computer.

"But instead of showing political honesty and revealing the truth in public, the then Congress government raised the matter in every Assembly Session till the end of its tenure," Dhumal said.

(Agencies)

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