State chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has made it clear that his government’s basic mantra would be to provide the people with corruption- free responsive governance. This was what the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to do during their recent meeting in Delhi, he said. He was addressing the party activists who gathered at the BJP headquarters in Dehradun on Saturday to felicitate Rawat on being elected as the chief minister of the state.
Rawat said that the people having given the party thumping majority disgusted as they were with the previous government, the state government must rise to the occasion while taking the mandate as a challenge to deliver. “We would leave no stone unturned to provide the people with the governance they have voted us for. Corruption must be stamped out root and branch, something that is an important part of the mandate we have received,” he said.
Making it clear that he was obsessed with the grim problem of migration from the hills to the plains, he said he would go for land consolidation in the hills while basing things on the experiences he had gathered during his stint as the state agriculture minister in the BJP government that ran the state from 2007 to 2012. “I as the minister initiated the land consolidation in the hills and now I am determined to take the process ahead,” he said.
In a bid to motivate the party workers who gathered in large number to felicitate him on his new assignment as the CM, Rawat said that BJP being a worker- based party, the party owes the unprecedented victory to the hard works put up at the grassroots by the cadre force.
He said that the culture of the people running the government as their fiefdom must change. “We would not tolerate any kind of despotism nor corruption in any form,” he said.
Invoking Narendra Modi, CM said that the PM always insists that he is here to serve the people of the country and not to enjoy the office of the PM.
Saying that Lokayukta would soon be constituted, CM said the process of the constitution would be transparent.
Empathizing with the party workers, he said that he would soon sit with them as he used to before becoming the CM. “I would love to sit with you at least once a week at the state party office. I feel pained when the security guards shove people behind to make smooth passage for me,” he said.