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Adopt zero tolerance on corruption: Modi to CM

23 Mar 2017 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who told him to adopt a policy of zero tolerance on corruption and ensure transparency in governance.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 22

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who told him to adopt a policy of zero tolerance on corruption and ensure transparency in governance.

“The Prime Minister asked me to adopt a zero tolerance policy on corruption. He told me to ensure transparency and assured me of full support in the development of Uttarakhand,” Rawat told reporters here after the meeting.

An official said Rawat apprised the Prime Minister about the priorities of his government in the state.

The two leaders also discussed in detail about the roads in the border areas of the state, the official added.

The Chief Minister also met BJP president Amit Shah who asked him to ensure allocation of portfolios in a balanced manner. Shah told asked him to take along all sections of people on the path of development, Rawat said.

He said party leaders would meet tomorrow in Dehradun to discuss the allocation of portfolios.

The Chief Minister also met senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

Rawat said Jaitley assured his ministry’s support on all financial matters related to the state.

Naidu and Trivendra discussed about the progress of various schemes of the Urban Development Ministry such as Smart City, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) and AMRUT.

“Naiduji assured us that there will be no shortage of funds for the development of Uttarakhand,” he added. An Urban Development Ministry official said Naidu brought to the notice of the Chief Minister the slow progress of urban projects in the state and asked him to expedite them.

Meanwhile, Rawat ruled out the suggestion of two capitals for the hill state.

(With inputs from PTI)

Adopt zero tolerance on corruption: Modi to CMPrime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat during a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday
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