Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday categorically said that the State Government is not at all indulging in vendetta politics but it is just nailing the corrupt who have mercilessly plundered the state’s wealth.
Mann, interacting with the media on the sidelines of his public meetings in his home constituency Dhuri, said that the state government is doing a cleansing act by ensuring that corrupt politicians are behind the bars. “These people have mercilessly and shamelessly looted the state and now they are paying for their sins,” said Mann wondering how an act against perpetrators of such heinous crime be vendetta politics.
The Chief Minister said that anyone who has embezzled the people’s money, whether from the present or previous government, will not be spared at any cost. He unequivocally said that the Vigilance Bureau is functioning independently and inquiries are being conducted in a fair and transparent manner. The only goal is to recover every single penny from those who have robbed the public money, he added.
Slamming the opposition for making hue and cry over the issue, the Chief Minister said that these leaders who claim themselves to be open books have several torn pages in their life due to which they are panic of vigilance action. He asked the opposition leaders to explain that why their colleague and a former Minister, who is behind the bars, had went to offer bribe to officers of Vigilance Bureau.
The Chief Minister said that judicious and optimum utilization of government funds is being made for the state’s holistic development. “The taxpayers’ money is being repaid to the people in the form of zero power bills, by sprucing up infrastructure, by opening Aam Aadmi Clinics and Schools of Eminence,” said Mann, adding that the motive is to ensure state’s progress and prosperity of its people.
Justice to be Ensured in Sacrilege Cases
Reiterating the firm commitment of his government to punish the perpetrators of sacrilege incidents in the state, the Chief Minister said that for the first time wheels of state government have moved in this direction. “Justice in these cases is not far away as the challan has already been presented in the court to ensure severest of severe action against the culprits. The day is not far when the culprits of this heinous crime will be seen behind the bars,” he added.
“Ironically, the people who made tall claims that they are ready for making any sacrifice for people are now afraid of going to a court in Faridkot,” quipped Mann, adding that out of panic, these leaders are running pillar to post for applying bail in court which clearly reflects the difference between their words and works.