Corrupt will be dealt with iron hand, I've no relatives: PM Modi

PM Modi, at BJP executive meet, calls for make party an instrument of mass participation

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Corrupt will be dealt with iron hand, I've no relatives: PM Modi
PM Modi , BJP president Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh at the BJP national executive meeting, in New Delhi on Monday


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday underlined his resolve to fight corruption and warned everybody across party lines in clear tone that "the corrupt will be dealt with strict action, without any favour".

"My battle against corruption is uncompromising. Anyone caught indulging in corruption will not be spared. I have no relatives (to benefit)," the PM said.

He told the BJP lawmakers to rise above the conventional politics and use the power they have got to transform democracy by actively getting involved in schemes of public participation such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The PM was addressing over 200 BJP delegates, that included 13 chief ministers, six deputy chief ministers, more than 60 union ministers, 232 states' ministers, 1,515 MLAs/MLCs and 334 MPs, besides party's functionaries.

The national executive began with party chief Amit Shah's inaugural address in which he coined the 'Salkalp to Siddhi' (oath to fulfilment) phrase and told the delegates to tread the path of purity to take the party forward to ensure a much bigger win in 2019 elections.

Sharing the key points of PM's speech at BJP's extended national executive, held at Delhi's Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "The main point of PM Modi's speech was that we should make the BJP an instrument of mass participation to improve people's quality of life."

"The PM said democracy must be seen beyond elections. The conventional politics like winning elections will keep continuing, but the faith re-posited in us by the people is a means to take democracy forward," said Jaitley.

Pointing out that harsh words are being used against him and the party by the opposition, the Prime Minister emphasised that harsh language cannot be a substitute for any substantive charge against the government.

He asked the BJP lawmakers to refrain from using power as a means of enjoyment like the Opposition when it was in power, but use it for serving people.

The PM outlined the idea of a 'New India' where "all schemes will be taken to the public," and "party workers would act as a bridge between the BJP and the people."

He told the lawmakers to be in constant touch with the people in their respective constituencies and see and solve he difficulties they are facing.

Emphasising how Swacchta Abhiyan has transformed people's lives, the PM gave example of Varanasi in UP where toilets have been named Izzat Ghar. He asked the delegates to use the new and easy idiom to establish a rapport with the people.

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