I’ve no relatives to be benefited from corruption: Modi apparently takes jibe at Nawaz Sharif


New Delhi, Sept 25 (TNS): Apparently taking jibe at former Pakistani Premier as the ruling Sharif’s family is facing accountability courts over graft allegations, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he has no relatives to benefit from corruption, Indian media reported on Monday.

“My battle against corruption is uncompromising. Anyone caught indulging in corruption will not be spared. I have no relatives [to benefit],” Modi said at the BJP National Executive Meet that concluded in Delhi on Monday.

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley shared the key points of the prime minister’s speech at the meet, where the party also adopted a six-point agenda to rid the country of poverty, terrorism, casteism, communalism and corruption.

“Democracy must be seen beyond elections,” Modi said. He stressed that “conventional politics like winning elections is ongoing, but the faith reposited in us by the people is a means to take democracy forward”.

The premier went on to highlight the idea of a ‘New India’ where “all schemes will be taken to the public”, and “party workers would act as a bridge between the BJP and the people”.

He added: “Harsh language can’t be a subsitute for any substantive charge against the government.”