Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has removed Vijay Singla, the Health Minister of his government.
There were allegations of corruption against him, after which this action was taken. Punjab CMO has told that there were allegations of corruption against Vijay Singla, and evidence was also found.
The Punjab CMO said, “He is accused of demanding one percent commission from the officers instead of the contracts. Concrete evidence has also been found against Vijay Singla. With the removal of the minister’s post, the police have also arrested him.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said about his decision that this had been done so that the government could be kept free from corruption.
The police have also been ordered to register a case against Singla. Bhagwant Mann said in the video message, ‘I am taking a tough decision against the minister. I am removing him from my cabinet. We have enough evidence of his involvement in a corruption case. I do not care that the opposition parties will attack me and say that the minister was removed only after two months of government formation. The thing is that we will not tolerate any corruption under any circumstances. Our national convener (Arvind Kejriwal) has clarified that corruption will not be tolerated.
In 2015, Arvind Kejriwal himself removed a minister in Delhi after being accused of corruption.