Uttar Pradesh Will Pay Back PF Money Invested In DHFL: CM Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that his government will pay back the provident fund money of state power corporation employees invested in the scam-hit Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. by confiscating properties of those responsible for the irregularities.
"We will not harm the interests of any employees. The properties of all those involved in the scam will be confiscated and every single paisa of each and every employee will be returned," the chief minister said.
He was addressing the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council during a special session held to mark 70 years of adoption of the Constitution of India. "No one will be allowed to go scot free. The government has said this and will do it," Adityanath said.
Talking about the former managing director of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. arrested in connection with the alleged scam, Adityanath said, "The mastermind of the PF scam was a favourite officer of the previous (Samajwadi Party) government. Our government has put him behind bars".
"There is zero tolerance for crime and corruption" in the state, he added.