Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Minister Perni Nani made an interesting comment supporting the government employees. The minister said that accepting gifts was not wrong. The comment came in the wake of the discussion on corruption. The feedback has gone viral on social media and became a talk of the town in the state.

“If somebody offers you gifts, then accept it happily and pocket it. There’s no wrong in accepting gifts,” said Nani. He was addressing the third anniversary of Andhra Pradesh JAC of Amaravati in Vijayawada.

Several employees expressed concerns over the frequent inspections of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the meeting. Responding to this, the minister said that if somebody voluntarily offers you gifts, then accept them, while advising employees not to insist or demand favours at a point of a gun. If you threaten somebody for giveaways or other support, then that is corruption and looting.

“I always advise whoever comes to me not to demand anything from the public. Every minister is working in a transparency manner during the YSRCP government regime. Our chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is very committed to eradicating the corruption. The Chief Minister already cautioned that he would not hesitate to sack any minister, whoever is engaged in corruptive practices. If sacked on corruption charges, then it will be ending of a political career for a minister.

Moreover, they will lose the confidence and trust of the public. So, every minister, MLA and government employees should work transparently as per the directions of YS Jagan. ACB raids on government employees, if they loot public money and harass citizens for monetary benefits. The YS Jagan-led government will extend total support to sincere employees,” remarked Nani.

The minister further added that YS Jagan is not making surprise visits to government offices and taking classes to employees in front of the TV cameras. That was a cheap public stunt made by some leaders. But YS Jagan is committed and working sincerely for the development of state and welfare of people, he said.

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