Virbhadra Singh dismisses graft allegations
He dubbed the graft allegations as a "cheap political stunt" and said he was ready to face "any inquiry" by "any agency" in this regard.
"This is totally false, malicious and motivated and I strongly deny this. Furthermore I am willing to face any inquiry in this regard by any agency," Singh said.
He claimed that the issue was being raked up in the media by his detractors to influence the Himacahl Pradesh Assembly elections.
"It is a cheap political stunt and nothing more," said Singh, a five-time chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.
Singh's statement comes in the wake of reports in a section of the media claiming that he and several others received payoffs from ISPAT Industries.
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Date 23-05-13, Duration 1:44, Views 97