Chouhan welcomes IT raids

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Neemuch, MP, May 31 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today welcomed massive raids by the Income Tax department asserting that the government taking steps to prevent corruption.

''Accumulation of wealth by improper means is not appropriate.

The Income Tax department investigates into it as per certain rules,'' Mr Chouhan told reporters at Javad here today.

Replying to a question, he said, ''Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi has made his position clear. We must wait for the results of the raids,'' he said, adding that action would be taken by the IT department and the government against anyone found guilty.

Mr Chouhan said draft of public relations policy was ready. The policy would be announced soon.

IT sleuths have raided more than 56 premises of about 25 people including Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora, Director (Health) Ashok Sharma, other senior officers, a former bureaucrat, builders and contractors on Friday.

Earlier, while addressing a public meeting, Mr Chouhan blamed the Centre for obstructing developmental works being started by the government due to fear of loosing its popularity.

He said the Centre was not cooperating drought-relief programmes and was effecting cuts in power and coal supply to increase its problems.

Mr Chouhan was here to take part in a programme on the death anniversary of former Chief Minister Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha. He paid tributes to the former Chief Minister and praised his contribution for the development of state.

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