In an unprecedented move, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today sacked his Health Minister Vijay Singla from the cabinet
Mr Singla was allegedly demanding a one per cent commission on tenders. After solid evidence was found against him He was sacked.
CM Bhagwant Mann took the step after he received a complaint against the Minister just 10 days back.
This is only the second time in the country's history that a Chief Minister has taken such strict action against their own cabinet colleague.
Earlier, Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had in 2015 sacked one of his Ministers on corruption charges.
A government official had 10 days ago complained to the Chief Minister's office about corruption by Mr Singla.
The Chief Minister personally assured the official that he would stand with him and he need not fear any Minister.
After call recordings and other evidence were collected, Mr Mann took action and also warned officials that corruption will not be tolerated.