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Now, there is will to confront graft: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there was political will to attack corruption today, while previous Governments lacked both political and administrative will.

Mr. Modi addressed the CBI and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) officers via a video message during a joint conference at Kevadia, Gujarat. He urged the officers to rededicate themselves to abolishing corruption. He said the Government had instilled confidence in people that corruption could be contained.

“Earlier, the way the Governments and systems were run, they lacked both political and administrative will. Today there is the political will to attack corruption and continuous improvement is also being carried out at the administrative level.”

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He said his Government had simplified procedures, thereby reducing interference in the lives of the common people. He said digital footprints had made investigations easier than before.

“The Prime Minister exhorted the officers not to flinch from taking action against the corrupt and ensure that there is no safe haven for anyone who deceives the country and countrymen,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

He asked the officers to strengthen “New India’s policy of zero tolerance for corruption”.


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