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Buddha for pro-active,sensitive govt with better work culture

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Kolkata, May 18 (UNI) Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today called for a corruption-free, active and sensitive state government that would work in continuous cooperation with the people to help the state reach new heights.

Addressing a huge gathering in front of the State Secretariat Building here after the swearing-in ceremony, he said, ''We have got a clear mandate from the people. It's a verdict in favour of the Left Front's policy and programmes. And this would not have been possible without the workers and their dedication.

''We have to build on that. The mandate has given us more responsibility and we have to work unitedly towards an improved work culture and corruption free society,'' he said, even as he was felicitated by the State Government Worker's Co-ordination Committee with a bouquet studded with 235 roses, symbolising the seats the state government had won.

''Just protest against corruption anywhere,'' Mr Bhattacharjee exhorted the government employees and added, ''Gone are the Raj days and you have to reach out to the people with your work and efficiency. That will be the crowning glory of our success.

''The need of the hour is sensitive, sympathetic and systematic administration and we (the ministers and the workers together) will give it to the people,'' he promised.

He asked the police, a department he holds, to be more pro-active with the people and treat everybody equally.

''There should not be any discrimination of any kind,'' he said.

He also promised that the government would always protect the interest of the workers as the state would never adopt the 'hire and fire' policy.

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