'Steal a little' minister relents
- Published: 10 Aug 2012 at 19.30
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LUCKNOW -- A state minister in India has sparked a scandal after suggesting to bureaucrats that they could "steal a little" if they performed their duties well.
Shivpal Singh Yadav, in charge of housing and construction in Uttar Pradesh state, on Friday hastily withdrew the "offer" he made a day earlier during a meeting with government employees, unaware that journalists were also present.Yadav is an uncle to the state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, whose Samajwadi Party stormed into power on an anti-corruption platform in elections held in graft-ridden Uttar Pradesh in March."If you work hard, you can steal a little,...
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