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Monarchy has no meaning: Scindia

india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 14:56 IST

CONGRESS MEMBER of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that in a democratic setup talking of kingship and monarchy has no meaning. In the present scenario the crown will be on the head of those who enjoyed peoples’ support and affection, he added while talking to UNI-Varta over phone.

Scindia stated the above in response to a query on a government notification wherein it was specified to add ‘Shrimant’ before the name of State Sport Minister and his aunt Ms Yashodhara Raje Scindia. He said Scindia family had strong political bond with the people.

Scindia said he did not want to go into the controversy as to who objected to this and why, but he respected his aunt most. The people still talked of emotional relations his late father Madhavrao Scindia and his grandmother Vijayaraje Scindia had with people, he added.

Scindia said the way the Scindia family adopted democratic system after the Independence and protected its values was an example. “We all are equal and together in this setup”, he added. The Congress in the State criticised the government notification.