Lucknow: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that the first cashless transaction took place about 5,000 years ago between Krishna and his friend Sudama and this was the only way to check corruption.
Speaking at a function to mark National Panchayat Day, the Chief Minister said that when Sudama, a poor man, went to meet Lord Krishna, the latter did not give him any gift. Disheartened, Sudama returned home and was surprised to see that his dilapidated hut had been replaced by a grand house and his family was dressed in rich clothes. “That was the first cashless transaction by Lord Krishna and people must accept this in order to check corruption,” he said urging the panchayats to resort to cashless payments.
He said that this system would check corruption at the lowest level and allow more funds for rural development.
This, incidentally, is the second time when Yogi Adityanath has linked mythology to present day issue. Last week, he had compared the plight of Draupadi in Mahabha-rata to that of triple talaq.
The Chief Minister, on Monday, also said that his government would first provide 18-hour electric supply to villages that check power theft.
“There is going to be an end to VIP culture and all villages and district will get equal treatment when it comes to sharing of resources. The Prime Minister has already done away with red beacon lights on VIP cars and we have followed in his footsteps,” he said.
Promising to fulfill PM Narendra Modi’s dream of developing India, he said that development of Uttar Pradesh was crucial since it was the largest state....