The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi promised Saturday that he would eradicate the corruption that gnaws India “like a termite.”
“I want to reiterate that this country will be free of corruption. We can get rid of it, we must start with the highest levels, “said he said in a speech to mark the anniversary of the country’s independence, which occurred August 15, 1947.
“Corruption is like a termite, it spreads slowly reaches all, but it can be overcome by treatments applied quickly.”
These statements of the Prime Minister came as the names of senior officials of his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were cited in several cases.
The Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is subject embarrassing accusations, like the heads of the executive of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, two states governed by the BJP.
These cases interfere with the action of Mr Modi, which include elected on the promise of a perfect government after a series of scandals under the previous administration led by the Congress party.
Mr Modi stressed in his speech was that no charges of embezzlement during his government, but admitted that corruption was not eradicated.
“Corruption must be completely removed from the system,” he said.
The Prime Minister also set a deadline by which all Indian villages will have access to electricity.
“Even after so many years of independence, there are 18,500 villages in India that have no electricity, he said. I call on States (Federated) and stakeholders to connect these villages to the electrical system within a period of 1,000 days. ”