Punjab CM Announces Anti-Corruption Helpline On March 23rd

Story Highlights
  • Punjab's new Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced an anti-corruption helpline number.
  • People of the state will be able to lodge complaints on corruption via WhatsApp.
  • AAP recorded a landslide victory in the assembly polls winning 92 seats.

New Delhi: A day after taking oath as the new chief minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann on Thursday, March 17th, took to social media and announced that an anti-corruption helpline will be launched on March 23rd Shaheed Divas, the day Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged by the British. He added that people of the state will be able to lodge complaints on corruption via WhatsApp. He ended the tweet by saying, “Corruption will no longer work in Punjab.”

Meanwhile, Mann also addressed his maiden meeting after assuming charge as the chief minister of the state, urging the top brass of state civil and police administration to discharge their duties as public servants in the letter and spirit. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader took oath as the 17th chief minister of Punjab on Wednesday, March 16th, at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, becoming the first non-Congress, non-Akali CM of the state.

In his first address as CM, Mann repeatedly mentioned Bhagat Singh, saying that the late freedom fighter has “opened an account in our hearts”. Mann’s swearing-in was attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other senior AAP leaders. Mann won from Dhuri by a margin of over 58,000 votes. He resigned as Lok Sabha MP on Tuesday. Earlier, Mann had said that no government officials would carry photographs of the chief minister. Instead, photos of Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar will be put up on the walls of all government offices.

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