Arun Jaitley says his government has ‘deleted’ corruption week after Eknath Khadse resigned on corruption charges


Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on Sunday said that Narendra Modi government had ‘deleted’ corruption from the country.

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Addressing a rally in Punjab’s Bhatinda as part of ‘Vikasparv rally,’ Jaitley said, “We have deleted the word ‘corruption’ in the last two years, no one can point a finger on us.”

His comments came amidst series of corruption scandals involving high profile BJP leaders in its rules states.

BJP-ruled states Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have been rocked with several scandals since Modi government assumed office in 2014.

The second most powerful minister in Maharashtra government, Eknath Khadse, was made to resign earlier this month after serious allegations of impropriety surfaced against him.

Keeping next year’s assembly elections in Punjab in mind, Jaitleyou said that Congress was shrinking all over the country.

Attacking Aam Aadmi Party, Jaitley said that ‘now a third power has emerged who don’t know how to run government.’