Don’t indulge in corruption, honour BJP’s promises: PM to UP ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly not all that happy with Uttar Pradesh government’s performance over tackling corruption. PM is believed to have told Yogi Adityanath to take strong steps to weed out the corruption taints being allegedly labelled against few BJP ministers including bureaucrats.

According to sources, Prime Minister issued a stern warning to Chief Minister about increasing corruption in the state and told Yogi that the party would follow a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on corruption and take necessary action against those who are accused of graft.

The message was conveyed during a meeting held in the national capital recently.

BJP President Amit Shah also joined with the issue which is giving bad names to party in the state. Shah reiterated party’s stand and conveyed that there is not a single charge of corruption on the Modi government that has completed three years in power. Naturally, the Yogi ministers are now being expected to follow the Modi model and any aberration will not be tolerated.

Earlier in March, Prime Minister Modi, as well as Shah, asked party legislators from UP against bullying officials in the state and to keep away from seeking transfer and postings of bureaucrats and police officials. Shah is also believed to have told the ministers not to make any recommendations for people with tainted background and help people in the state feel the difference in governance. But it seems some ministers are not following the instructions issued by party bosses.

The BJP stormed back to power in Uttar Pradesh after a gap of 15 years with a two-thirds majority in the February-March assembly elections on the planks of development and corruption. Now the situation is somewhat awkward for the party top brass to deal with corruption issue within its cadres and government.

As per reports available with News Leak Centre (NLC), after returning from national capital Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath held meetings with his Council of Ministers and conveyed the message of PM and party President on the corruption issue. Yogi also hinted that he has got clear instructions from top to take strong action against those who are found to be indulging in corruption.

Chief Minister has instructed the ministers to rein in bureaucracy and take actions against the officials who are corrupt. The message is loud and clear that follow the path of the party line or perish.

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