Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann sacks Health Minister on corruption charges
Mann has sacked state Health Minister Vijay Singla who was allegedly demanding a percent of commission on tenders.
The Chief Minister, who took the step after he received complaints against Singla, said his government won't tolerate even the minimum corruption.
Police have also been directed to register a case against Singla.
Mann said, "The AAP government will not tolerate one percent corruption."
"The people have voted for the AAP government with a lot of hope, we have to live up to it. As long as mother India has a son like Arvind Kejriwal and a soldier like Bhagwant Mann, the great war against corruption will continue," he added.
आम आदमी पार्टी का जन्म ईमानदार सिस्टम कायम करने के लिए हुआ है...@ArvindKejriwal जी ने हमेशा कहा है कि भ्रष्टाचार को बर्दाश्त नहीं करेंगे चाहे कोई अपना हो या बेगाना— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) May 24, 2022
स्वास्थ्य मंत्री के खिलाफ भ्रष्टाचार के सबूत मिलते ही तुरंत बर्खास्त किया...साथ ही FIR के आदेश दिए pic.twitter.com/VBTPeWqUSR
Mann became the Chief Minister after Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was born out of its anti-corruption campaign in Delhi, stormed into power uninstalling the Congress government earlier this year.
Lauding Mann's action, AAP MP Raghav Chadha tweeted, "Aam Aadmi Party is the only party that has the integrity, courage & uprightness to take action against their own on grounds of corruption.
"We saw it in Delhi, now we are witnessing it in Punjab. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPTION. Commendable decision by CM @BhagwantMann."
Aam Aadmi Party is the only party that has the integrity, courage & uprightness to take action against their own on grounds of corruption.— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) May 24, 2022
We saw it in Delhi, now we are witnessing it in Punjab.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPTION.
Commendable decision by CM @BhagwantMann