SP asks Cong to clarify stand on Dadri
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 18:39
New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Sunday asked the Congress to come clear on the Anil Ambani's Dadri power project in view of contradictory stands taken on it by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and party General Secretary Digvijay Singh.

While Mukherjee supported the project, Singh welcomed the Allahabad High Court's recent decision against it.

"Digvijay Singh has said he is happy with the Allahabad High Court decision against the project, while Mukherjee had said the government has decided to distribute gas to Dadri project. So, is this Digvijay Singh's stand or that of the Congress?" SP general secretary Amar Singh said.

Seeking a clarification from the Congress on the issue, Amar Singh said Mukherjee and Petroleum Minister Murli Deora supported supply of gas to Dadri but Digvijay Singh was opposed apparently due to personal interests.

"I am not levelling any charge but there is a perception that Digvijay Singh is a very, very close friend of Mukesh Ambani," Amar Singh said, adding that the Congress leader had every right to be "happy and delighted" at the stalling of Asia's largest power project.

On the accusation that he was speaking in favour of a corporate group, he said "I am not batting for Anil Ambani. I am batting for NTPC as it is a public undertaking and I am an elected member of Committee on Public Undertakings (COPU)".


First Published: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 18:39

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