[India], Feb 14 (ANI): Union Minister of State (MoS) for Power RK Singh clarified his remark on slitting the throat of corrupt officials during a question and answer session at ANI-organised India Infracon Conclave 2018.
"By saying so, I meant that if anyone creates issues in any of our schemes, I would not spare take strict action against them. People who know me are aware that I hate corruption."
The Power Minister further said that when we were young our mother often threatened to break our neck but she never did so. ( Maa humesha kehti thi badmashi karoge toh pitkar gardan thod denge toh iska matlab thodi na gardan thod dete the).
The Union Minister stirred up the controversy after he said at a public gathering in Bihar on January 27 that he would "slit the throats" of corrupt officials, while addressing a special village development campaign that has been organised at his constituency, Arrah, in Bihar.
He said, "Only those schemes would be passed which would benefit all. There would be transparency in the tender and construction. My name will be involved in whatever work will be done, so if there is any wrongdoing then I will slit the throat of the wrongdoer, lodge case against him, and send him to jail." (ANI)