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Mann reiterates commitment to zero tolerance against graft

Bhagwant Mann vows to ensure exemplary action against the political leaders involved in corruption.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |


Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said the state government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against corruption and exemplary action will be ensured against the political leaders involved in corruption.

Winding up the debate on Governor’s Address at the floor of the Punjab Assembly, the CM said no one can stop him from acting against these culprits who have mercilessly robbed and ruined the state.

He said nothing can deter him from taking stringent action against the corrupt leaders and the tirade against them will continue by all means.

The CM accused the traditional parties of the state of working against the interests of the state. He said that these parties connived with the toll and sand mafia to extend largesse to them by backstabbing the people of state.

Mann said his government has shut the toll plazas whose term has expired adding that around 50 public mines have been dedicated to people for ensuring cheap availability of sand to people.

He said for the first time in the last 75 years the power of the state has been bestowed to those who are committed for the well being of the state. He lamented that earlier this power was in the hands of those who had surpassed the Britishers in looting the state.

Listing the pro-people initiatives of his government, the CM said due to the efforts of his government the power generation in the state has been enhanced by 83 per cent. He said the state government has fulfilled the guarantee of giving 300 units of free electricity per month from 1 July.

Mann said entrepreneurs are making a beeline to invest in the state.  He said this will put the state on a high growth trajectory and create new jobs for the youth.

The CM said that his government has already exempted 5000 villages of the state from getting NOC for registration of property and equal number of villages will be exempted soon. He said that the state government will not allow any illegal colony to mushroom up in the state.

Mann said that the state government will soon launch its flagship program of ‘Sarkar Tuhade Dwaar’ under which the residents will get the 40 citizen centric services at their doorsteps. He said this scheme will be available online via app and the residents will get the benefits of this scheme just on a phone call.

Mann said it will enable the residents to get the citizen centric services at their doorsteps in a smooth and hassle free manner.

The CM said though Punjab is an agrarian state but agriculture is on crossroad due to which our youth are ready to leave agriculture and do menial jobs. He said the successive governments for sharing profit from the spurious seeds thereby ruining the farmers.

Mann said that the state government is promoting crop diversification in the state in a big way. He said that the sowing of Basmati crops has been encouraged along with processing of the food products.