ITANAGAR, Jan 23 - Celebrating its successful completion of one year in office, the Pema Khandu-led BJP Government in Arunachal Pradesh today vowed to fight corruption tooth and nail so that welfare programmes percolate down to the last man and the State progresses on all fronts.
�Corruption is the only stumbling block, which if tackled sincerely, Arunachal Pradesh, with its (abundant) resources, can outgrow many States in the country,� said Khandu addressing a mammoth gathering at Namsai during a function to commemorate BJP Govt�s maiden year in office.
He cautioned that he won�t hesitate to take action against anyone found involved in corruption irrespective of his/her position or office. Reiterating that he has recommended CBI enquiry into the infamous PDS scam that rocked the power corridors of the State few years back, Khandu said it was just the beginning of his crusade against corruption.
�Till I am in office, I will not tolerate corruption in any form and I will not think twice to take stern action against anyone from Ministers, MLAs, officers, contractors to a common man,� he said while informing that a Special Investigating Cell (SIC) has been instituted for inquiry into the alleged irregularities in regularisation of teachers recently. Khandu asserted that elected representatives need to lead the crusade against corruption.
The Chief Minister also reiterated that his Government will not compromise on law and order front. In a message, clearly to bandh-enforcers, he said bandh calls on petty issues and wishful demands will be dealt sternly.
He called upon the people to cooperate with the government in its fight against corruption and �bandh culture�.
Terming transparency and accountability as the most important aspects for clean governance, Khandu said the BJP Government in the State has taken it seriously and kept every decision and execution in public domain.
He also underscored the importance of a robust connectivity set-up for accelerated development of the State.
Earlier, State Ministers gave details of achievements and future plans of their respective departments.
The programme was also attended by BJP national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal, general secretary in-charge NE Ajay Jamwal, Union MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju, Assam MP and BJP in-charge of Arunachal Ramen Deka, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Speaker TN Thongdok, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal and others.