Giving out a strong message against corruption and those indulging in it, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Friday, said that the corrupt people and their seven generations would have to pay for their crimes as “their properties will be confiscated”.
The chief minister said that as in the last five years the state had been made riot-free by ending the mafia rule, the government would start a similar campaign against corruption soon. “Acting on the policy of zero-tolerance, the government will seize the ill-gotten wealth of the corrupt and utilise it for the benefit of the poor,” he said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was addressing a public rally at an event organised at the Vir Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University in Jaunpur. During the programme, the chief minister launched 116 development projects worth Rs 258 crore.
Lambasting the previous governments for their inaction against corruption, the chief minister said, “Corruption was in their genes. They used to make schemes to benefit their own contractors and people. The 'price' of every 'work' was fixed in advance.”
“Before 2017, a few rackets used to operate in the state that acted like termites in development works, for which the entire state had to bear the brunt. Today, in examinations or appointments, there is fairness and transparency everywhere,” he added.
The chief minister went on to say that in his government eligible persons were getting the benefits of government schemes without any discrimination.
Yogi Adityanath also conducted an inspection of the functioning of Late Umanath Singh Medical College and the STP (sewage treatment plant). He said, “A district like Jaunpur with unlimited potential is getting everything that it deserves today, something it waited for decades.”
Referring to the famous perfume and ‘imarti’ of Jaunpur, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the government had prepared a concrete action plan to revive the traditional perfume business of Jaunpur, while the GI (geographical indication) tagging of the famous ‘imarti’ was underway and it was set to go global soon.
The chief minister also spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolve of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat and said that everyone had to maintain honesty and fairness in their field of work. “Everyone's cooperation is necessary for fulfilling the resolve of a self-reliant India,” he added.
Introducing the 'Matrubhumi Yojana' to the people, the chief minister said that now anyone could directly participate in the development of his or her village or city.
While encouraging the village panchayats and urban bodies to be self-reliant, the chief minister said that the state government would also provide financial support to make gram panchayats self-reliant and urban bodies ‘smart’.
On the occasion, the chief minister also released a book on the freedom struggle and the role of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.
The chief minister also cited the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and reiterated his resolve for security, peace and prosperity in the state.
“Due to the sensitive efforts of the government, industrial investment has increased in the state and new avenues of employment are being created. As a result, today the energy and talent of the state are being fully utilised for the development of Uttar Pradesh,” he said.