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Don’t indulge in corruption, honour BJP’s promises: Amit Shah to UP ministers

Shah is believed to have told the ministers not to make any recommendations for people with tainted background and help people in the state feel the difference in governance.

lucknow Updated: May 03, 2017 16:33 IST
Manish Chandra Pandey
BJP chief Amit Shah being welcomed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Tuesday.
BJP chief Amit Shah being welcomed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Tuesday.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

BJP chief Amit Shah told ministers of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh that the party would follow a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on corruption and they would have to step down from their posts if they or their close relatives are accused of graft.

Shah is believed to have told the ministers that the Bharatiya Janata party government in UP must emulate the Narendra Modi government at the Centre during a dinner meeting at Adityanath’s residence on Tuesday.

“Remember the huge mandate we have got is not to better our condition. It’s an opportunity to help change the lives of the poorest of the poor. We came to power promising people change from lawlessness. Let’s honour the promise,” a source quoted him as saying.

The BJP stormed back to power in Uttar Pradesh after a gap of 15 years with a two-thirds majority in the February-March assembly elections.

“There is not a single charge of corruption on the Modi government that has completed 3 years in power. Naturally, the Yogi ministers are now being expected to follow the Modi model,” a BJP source told the Hindustan Times.

Shah is also believed to have told the ministers not to make any recommendations for people with tainted background and help people in the state feel the difference in governance.

Earlier in March, Prime Minister Modi, as well as Shah, asked party legislators from UP against bullying officials in the state and to keep away from seeking transfer and postings of bureaucrats and police officials. Shah’s advice followed soon after he had asked the cadre to work towards consolidating the gains BJP made in UP.

“Focus on booth management and improving our performance in booths where we haven’t done well. Be the voice of the common man. If you can do that we would become invincible in UP,” the BJP chief said.

Before the dinner meeting, Shah told BJP’s state working committee that 105 schemes initiated by the Modi government could transform UP.

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