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MP should shed its defensive approach to Centre: Scindia

Last Updated: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 17:41

Bhopal: Claiming that Madhya Pradesh has
highest ratio of corruption as compared to other states of the
country, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries
Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday urged state BJP government to shed
its defensive approach towards Centre.

Addressing a `Meet the Press` programme, the Minister
said that BJP government was fond of accusing Centre of
discriminating against it.
Scindia said that during the NDA rule, Madhya Pradesh
used to get Rs 1500 crore annually from the Centre, but this
amount has now risen to Rs 9000 crore.

Refuting the charge of state government that it did not
get sufficient supply of coal from Centre for power
generation, he said the coal supply to state has gone up by 20
per cent and the state has not paid Rs 400 crore as dues for

The Minister gave an offer to the government to come,
sit and discuss its plans for the all-round development of
Madhya Pradesh.

Scindia said that for this to happen, the state
government should have a blueprint of state`s development.
Scindia keeps mum on Digvijay`s article

Union Minister of State for Commerce
and Industries, Jyotiraditya Scindia today refused to comment
on Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh`s controversial
article on Maoism and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

"It is not necessary for me to comment on Singh`s
article," Scindia told reporters.

He said that Singh had expressed his views in a written
article on which there is no need for him to say anything.

Scindia said that journalists were welcome to approach
Singh and ask him why he had written that article.


First Published: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 17:41

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