BJP government in Himachal Pradesh emulates Yogi Adityanath in UP, decides to withdraw all cases against themselves

Following the footsteps of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the newly elected BJP government in Himachal Pradesh has decided to withdraw all the cases against themselves filed during the previous Congress government on the ground of being “politically motivated”.

On Wednesday the Himachal Pradesh cabinet, chaired by chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, decided to withdraw all “politically-motivated” cases including those against Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) led by BJP MP Anurag Thakur.

The Congress government had filed four FIRs against HPCA and its president Anurag Thakur (BJP Lok Sabha Member from Hamirpur) for cheating and encroachment on government land. The land was allotted to the cricket association headed by Mr. Thakur during the time when his father Prem Kumar Dhumal was the Chief Minister.

Earlier on 21 December 2017, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed the State Legislative Assembly that his government has decided to withdraw about 20,000 ‘politically-motivated’ cases registered in the state including himself. The Yogi Adityanath government ordered withdrawal of a 1995 case in which Mr Adityanath, Shiv Pratap Shukla (Minister of State for Finance at the Centre), Sheetal Pandey (BJP MLA from Sahajanwa) and ten others were booked for violating prohibitory orders.

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