New Delhi, Feb 25: Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj slammed Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and UPA government over rising sugar prices.
Speaking at the Lok Sabha, Swaraj said, "The UPA government has completely ignored to follow the basics fundamentals for ensuring food security in the country."
"Instead of tackling the issue of price rise and minimising the sufferings of millions of underprivileged people of our country, the honourable minister (Pawar) has been making irresponsible statements," she said.
Terming Pawar as the real "Sugar King of India", Swaraj said he failed to manage sugar stocks.
According to Swaraj, sugar mills made 2,900 per cent profits in the wake of the skyrocketing sugar prices.
She also blamed the government for allowing several export scams.
She said that old stocks of food grains were lying idle and rotting inside FCI godowns and those kept outside were being destroyed in the rains.
The Opposition leader demanded the formation of a joint Parliamentary committee on prices to probe the alleged scams.