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?Union budget will be as per CMP?

CONGRESS MP Jyotiraditya Scindia dismissed fears about the longevity of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre in the wake of pressure being mounted by the Left parties over several issues including the Government?s vote against Iran on the nuclear issue, and FDI in retail sector.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 14:48 IST

CONGRESS MP Jyotiraditya Scindia dismissed fears about the longevity of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre in the wake of pressure being mounted by the Left parties over several issues including the Government’s vote against Iran on the nuclear issue, and FDI in retail sector.

“The Congress-led UPA Government will complete its full term and the Third Front will not be able to take final shape and cobble together a coalition to come to power at the Centre,” Scindia said while talking informally to media person at a lunch hosted by State Congress vice-president and Scindia loyalist Tulsi Silawat.

Referring to the forthcoming Union budget, he disclosed that the finance minister had interacted with all the young Congress MPs to take their views. Scindia said that the Union budget will take care of various social issues including those of health and education and would be in accordance of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP).

He said that the Bharat Nirman Scheme and the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme would transform the rural landscape if implemented properly by the State Government. Citing the example of his own constituency (Guna) and Ashok Nagar he said that he had got Rs 60 crore and Rs 40 crore from these schemes.

Talking about the overall development of the State, Scindia said that it was essential to have a master plan which would give a holistic approach to the entire development process. He advocated a unified approach by all agencies towards development and insisted that people’s participation was a must in the development process.

Refusing to assess the state of the Congress party in the State, Scindia said that the Congress under the leadership of Subhash Yadav had been trying to gain the confidence of the people. He said that Congress had raised important issues, be it the case of peace in Dhar, dacoity menace or other burning issues affecting the farmers.

He said that the BJP Government had failed on all fronts as it had failed to fulfil any of the promises made by them during elections – be it power or roads