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DPCC chief's charges a lie: Sahib Singh

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 22 . The Union Labour Minister and Member of Parliament from Outer Delhi, Sahib Singh Verma, today termed as a "bundle of lies" the allegation of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Prem Singh, that he and his supporters had attacked the Congress workers at Tikri Kalan in North-West Delhi on Saturday during the filming of a television programme.

Addressing a Press conference here along with the Delhi BJP president, Harsh Vardhan, Mr. Verma said as the entire incident took place before the television cameras of a private news channel, it was there for all to see and then conclude who was speaking truth and who was lying.

"Still, I am open to a probe by any investigating agency to bring out the truth," he said. Referring to the complaint filed by the Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Raj Kumar Chauhan, with the police, Mr. Verma hoped that the law would take its own course and the real culprits would be exposed. "It is a matter of shame that the Congress leaders are stooping so low," he added.

Denying the allegations of the Congress, he said that Mr. Chauhan and his supporters tried to disturb the proceedings of the television programme. "It is they who caught me when I went down the stage to pacify the audience and manhandled me and my security officers. Mr. Chauhan had purposefully brought goondas for the programme and all of them occupied the front seat," he stated.

Dr. Vardhan alleged that the Congress leaders were resorting to such a false propaganda because they were sure that for the second consecutive time they were to face defeat in all the seven Parliamentary seats in Delhi. "Instead of concentrating on selecting its candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Congress, it seems, has decided to fight us on the road," he said. He called upon the Congressmen to take it as a political battle, which should be fought in a civilised manner. "Politicians should not lose their cool," he observed.

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