Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs to work with honesty for the welfare of people.
Mr Mann, who threw open 25,000 jobs in various state government departments on Saturday in his first Cabinet meeting, asked his party MLAs to not come with any “sifarish” (recommendations) for the vacant positions.
“Many will approach you for these jobs, but refrain from making any recommendations. There is no place for corruption in Aam Aadmi Party,” Mr Mann said.
He said 10,000 jobs will be filled in the Punjab Police Department and the rest of them will be in different other departments, boards and corporations.
Unemployment has been one of the major issues that the Aam Aadmi Party had raised during the just-concluded state assembly polls.
Addressing the party MLAs, AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lauded the work of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and said he has “covered a lot of ground within just three days.”
“The government has begun working in Punjab,” said Mr Kejriwal.
The meeting of the AAP MLAs was held in Mohali and Mr Kejriwal joined it via video conferencing from Delhi.
Bhagwant Mann, Aam Aadmi Party’s face for the recently held Punjab Assembly polls, took oath as the Chief Minister of the state on March 16.
The AAP recorded a landslide victory in the recently concluded Punjab Assembly polls winning 92 seats, sidelining most of its rivals.