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Why Pranab was reluctant to join UPA govt
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Why Pranab was reluctant to join UPA govt

Manmohan Singh, reveals the former President, was keen that either P Chidambaram or Montek Singh Ahluwalia be the finance minister.Archis Mohan reports. Former President Pranab Mukherjee has said he was reluctant to join the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-I government in 2004, and had informed Congress President Sonia Gandhi about this. Mukherjee has spoken about his political journey, especially the UPA years in the third volume of his autobiography, The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012. The ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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LK Advani backed Pranab Mukherjee as Prez nominee

Nearly a month before BJP named PA Sangma its Presidential nominee to contest against UPA's Pranab Mukherjee, in June, 2012, LK Advani had favoured Mukherjee as the "unanimous choice" for the post, according to the book penned by Mukherjee. In the book, The ...
 DNA1 week ago

Where did UPA II lose steam in race to Parliament? Pranab Mukherjee answers

Q. Why do you think the Congress was defeated in 2014 and sunk to its lowest tally ever? A. We managed the coalition of UPA-I exceedingly well. Though overall our own strength was 147 and we had more parties as coalition parties-parties from the Left, the ...
 India Today1 week ago
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My meeting with Bal Thackeray upset Sonia Gandhi: Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was upset with him over his meeting late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election despite her advice against such an interaction. Revealing this in his book 'The Coalition Years', Mukherjee said he had met Thackeray on the advice of Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party, a part of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance - II government. He said that during his ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Sonia Gandhi was upset after my meeting with Bal Thackeray: Pranab Mukherjee  Sify1 week ago

DNA Edit | Middle Class Blues: PM Modi needs to apply a 'balm' quickly

In 2014, the people of India, with a unanimity that has rarely been seen, put Narendra Modi on the Prime Minister's seat. His promise of progress and prosperity cut through the opacity and corruption that had become the norm under the UPA II administration.
 DNA2 weeks ago

Panic on retail inflation numbers unjustified: Jaitley

Dhaka, Oct 4 (IANS) Decrying the tendency in India to "panic" about retail inflation numbers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the NDA government has a better track record than previous ones in containing price rise. "Can you have an economy ...
 Sify2 weeks ago
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Getting back at Yashwant Sinha is fine. But Jaitley just rambled on

Being finance minister is a tough job. Being the finance minister of the 'fastest-growing economy' tougher still. It would need a lot of focus, imagination and the ability to reason logically. That should be easy for astute lawyers. But then, focus can waver.
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago 'India @70, Modi @3.5 and a job applicant @ 80'  Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Are higher taxes responsible for India's economic slowdown?

The combined share of customs and excise duties, service tax, and value-added tax in India’s gross domestic product reached an all-time high of 10.5 per cent. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There has been a steady rise in indirect taxes (net of subsidies) in recent years, pushing up retail prices of commonly used goods and services. The combined share of customs and excise duties, service tax, and value-added tax (VAT) in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) reached an ...
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Parliamentary panel asks Defence Ministry: Why CBI not permitted to appeal against Bofors order

A Parliamentary panel has quistioned Defence Ministry why CBI was not given permission to file a special leave petition against the 2005 Delhi High Court order on Bofors case aquiting Hinduja brothers. The questions by a sub-committee of Public Accounts ...
 DNA3 weeks ago

Prince’s Arrival

Watching Rahul Gandhi mature over the years has been about anxious anticipation of ‘The Arrival’. On a good day at the office, he is capable of getting the conversation to veer around to him and keeping it there, of driving TV news-time TRPs and then ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
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