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Bhopal: Nitin Gadkari tenders apology to Jyotiraditya Scindia for not inviting in programme


Bhopal: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday offered an apology to member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia after the Congress leader raised the issue in Lok Sabha of not being invited to road inauguration programme in Guna, his constituency. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Scindia asked the Speaker to take action on notice for breach of privilege.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari sought an apology from Scindia and asked him to close the matter. Gadkari said it was a programme of his department. Scindia might have refused to attend but his name should have been printed on invitation. Gadkari showed his maturity and tendered apology to Scindia.

Scindia, irrespective of Gadkari tendering apology, continued expressing his dissent. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, interacting with journalists in Panna, said no work could be done if the name of Maharaja was not engraved on plaque. Chouhan said Scindia was unnecessarily creating hype as he himself had expressed his inability to attend the programme.

CM, Guna collector responsible for breach

The Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari was modest enough to have apologised for the act of breach of privilege, but in reality the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Guna collector were responsible for the breach, said MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, while talking to media, here on Thursday.

He alleged that Congress MLA was forced to leave the stage when he raised the issue and this shows the ideology of the government.  Commenting on Chauhan’s ‘Raja –Maharaja’ comment, Scindia stated that “CM is confused, I am Jyotiraditya Scindia not a Raja or Maharaja”. The CM had stated that Raja Maharaja were creating problem in the state.