New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh during the ceremonial reception of Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh during the ceremonial reception of Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.
Home minister Rajnath Singh said Saturday procedural reforms were not enough to root out corruption, but people also have to change their habits to eliminate the menace.
Releasing a book — On the Trail of the Black — , Singh said the intention of the Narendra Modi government on corruption cannot be questioned and that the Prime Minister was trying hard to root it out from the country.
“In our personal interactions, the Prime Minister always emphasises that till corruption is not eliminated, how can we fight poverty and other issues,” Singh said.
The Prime Minister’s decision in this government’s first Cabinet meeting to form an SIT to bring back black money, as ordered by the Supreme Court, shows his intent to end corruption, he said.
“It is true that till corruption is present, it is not possible to achieve the development target we have set. And we need to accept this reality that when income disparity increases so does social unrest, which is a matter of concern for all of us,” the home minister said.
The Modi government is fighting corruption through the Benami Property Act and the Centre has also saved Rs 65,000 crore by introducing DBT. E-tendering and e-procurement were also implemented, he said.