Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, attending Parliament after 10 months, today said in the Lok Sabha that efforts should be made to bridge the gap between demand and supply of essential commodities to deal with prise rise.
Participating on the discussion on price rise, he said, "The government should make efforts to bridge the gap between demand and supply of essential commodities to deal with the price rise situation."
Koda also stressed that instead of making price an issue, the opposition as well as ruling UPA should come out with a remedy.
He also asked to plug leakages in the public distribution system.
He attended Parliament yesterday for the first time since November last year, when he was arrested in connection with a multi-crore money laundering case.
Koda, who represents Singhbhum Lok Sabha constituency, is out on parole to attend the session.
Koda, though supporting the UPA, said today expressed concerns over poor performance of its flagship schemes.
He said the benefits of the schemes were not reaching the poor and government should ensure their effective implementation.