There is no denying the fact that Power Minister Piyush Goyal is one of the finest performers in the Modi Cabinet.
He has been working tirelessly in the ministry for the last three years setting and meeting goals at a pace his predecessors could only dream of.
The phenomenal pace of nationwide electrification and the rapid strides taken in renewable energy generation prove that the Power Ministry under Goyal is like a mean machine that never sleeps and has just one thing on its mind – achieve.
At the same time, power in Uttar Pradesh – ironically the state many say is the power center in the Parliament – has been a novelty in many regions.
Things are a bit difficult in Uttar Pradesh because of rampant corruption. In fact, corruption was encouraged by the previous government as well. In 2012 then PWD minister Shivpal Yadav had told officials to “steal a little”.
Perhaps this is why the Power Minister held a surprise meeting with officials at Power Finance Corporation office in the state.
In a video which has now gone viral, the Power Minister is heard issuing a stern warning to all officials – either ensure zero corruption or resign immediately.