New Delhi: Abiding by the Congress`s austerity
drive, Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today flew back
to Delhi in economy class.
Shinde was in Mumbai for the last three days to
participate in the State Parliamentary Board meetings where
over 3,000 aspirants were interviewed for the October 13
"I have booked my ticket back to Delhi by the 6 pm Indian
Airlines flight in economy class," Shinde told reporters at
the party office before leaving for the airport.
When asked about Union Agriculture Minister Sharad
Pawar`s comments that ministers cannot clear files and work
travelling in economy class, Shinde said, "I can not speak for
He said his daughter Pranati is one of the aspiring
candidates for the assembly elections from Solapur. "It is
up to the high command to give her a ticket," he said.