On Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann sacked his Health Minister Vijay Singla from the cabinet on corruption charges. The Chief Minister said the health minister was involved in corruption cases and they had proof of that.
The minister is a legislator from the Mansa Assembly. Mann ordered the registration of an FIR against the minister. A charge against the minister was to demand one percent commission from each government tender. Mann said there would be zero tolerance for corruption.
Mann said he had received a formal complaint that the minister was indulging in corruption. “I am taking strict action against him. I am removing him from the cabinet,” he said, adding when confronted, Dr Singla confessed to the wrongdoing.
“I could have brushed the complaint under the carpet since neither the media nor opposition parties were aware about it. But since the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has adopted zero tolerance against corruption, I immediately sacked the minister,” he said.
The party said the big decision was taken in accordance with Arvind Kejriwal’s anti-corruption model.
Mr Kejriwal praised Bhagwant Mann for the decision. “Proud of you Bhagwant. Ur action has brought tears to my eyes. Whole nation today feels proud of AAP,” he tweeted.
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