Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy took time from the six-hour long cabinet meeting on Monday to caution his Ministers against corruption. As he had been promising graft-free governance, he reportedly told every minister that he would go tough against everyone who indulges in corruption. The action would be tough be it ministers, elected representatives or the government officials and employees.
Jagan told them that the cabinet would stay for two-and-a-half years and every minister is given that period. However, if anyone of them indulges in corruption, such minister would be removed from the cabinet. That was a serious warning to the ministers on the very first day of the new cabinet meeting.
The intention of Jagan, as it looked, was to send a clear message to the people that he is for welfare of the people and development of the State. Besides, the message was also to stand by what he had been accusing the previous government of. The YSR Congress had made several corruption charges against the previous government and Jaganmohan Reddy is keen on exposing the corruption.
On this background, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s warning to the Ministers and MLAs was taken up seriously. Even the sulking legislators, particularly those from the dominant Reddy community, were shocked to know Jaganmohna Reddy’s commitment to his promises to the people. While rolling out some benefits to the government employees, the chief minister had also reportedly told them that he would not tolerate corruption at any level.
He wanted them to provide clean administration and be answerable to the people, who pay taxes to the government. He also wanted transparency in every functioning of the government. He asked the ministers, officials and the employees to work in close relationship to give quality services to the people. As it appears, the chief minister is bent on providing a new governance to the people, as he had been promising for the past nine years. He is coming up with a different style of administration, to have his own stamp on the State and be remembered by the people.