One attaches a lot of importance to the Assam Chief Minister’s crusade against corruption. In fact, quite a lot of people are convinced that if he persists with the same level of intensity as he is doing now, we are bound to see some significant changes in the way the administration functions. However, it is clear by now that not even all his ministers are with the Chief Minister in wanting to end corruption in State that has earned the disrepute of being one the most corrupt States in the country. This lack of empathy with the Chief Minister’s objectives should be quite evident from the act of one of his ministers offering Rs 4,000 in cash to jourlists as a Bihu gift. Considering that no other minister had made such crude efforts to make bribe look like Bihu gifts in the past, the Staff Reporter of The Assam Tribune and other jourlists deserve kudos for rejecting such an offer and exposing the minister.
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