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The Supreme Court pulls up Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar

New Delhi, Aug 31 (Calcutta Tube) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for saying that the court had only made a suggestion and not passed an order regarding the distribution of foodgrains ‘free’ to the poor.

Referring to media reports attributed to Pawar wherein he said that the court only made a suggestion Aug 12 and the government will consider it, an apex court bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice Deepak Verma told Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran: ‘Tell your minister not to make any such comment.’

The court said: ‘What we have said is an order and not a suggestion.’

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