Scindia defends fuel price hike

MEMBER OF Parliament and AICC member Jyotiraditya Scindia today described seizure of the statue of freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi by the district administration as unfortunate.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 02:00 IST

MEMBER OF Parliament and AICC member Jyotiraditya Scindia today described seizure of the statue of freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi by the district administration as unfortunate.

The statue had been awaiting installation in Mungawali for the past 16 years. Scindia promised to make efforts for installation of the statue at the earliest.

Scindia arrived in Guna from Ashok Nagar this evening to inaugurate the ITI building constructed with MP’s fund provided by him. Talking to mediapersons, Scindia defended fuel price hike on the basis of facts and figures.

He said during the past two years fuel prices in the international market had increased by 107 per cent and it had become necessary to increase domestic prices.

However, after a word from Congress president Sonia Gandhi, government was considering whether the prices could be reduced, he added.

Scindia said the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) was not being implemented properly in Madhya Pradesh. The return of office of profit bill by the President did not mean that he had rejected it, he asserted. It could be due to some reasons and the government was looking into those points, he added.

First Published: Jun 10, 2006 02:00 IST