Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who is facing graft charges, on Tuesday said no society was corruption-free but his government had zero tolerance for the corrupt.
Addressing a gathering at the Vidhan Sabha library hall on the 109th birth anniversary of the state’s first chief minister YS Parmar, Virbhadra said, “The government has adopted zero tolerance towards corruption and the corrupt will certainly be brought to book. Corruption won’t be tolerated at any cost and no one is above the law.”
The chief minister claimed that he had made every effort to follow the ideals of Parmar. “He worked with commitment for developing the state. Since then there has been no looking back for Himachal, which has become a model of development for other hill states,” he added.
Vidhan Sabha speaker BBL Butail also addressed the gathering that included cabinet ministers Vidya Stokes, GS Bali and Mukesh Agnihotri.