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Government will get over negativity: Finance Minister P Chidambaram

Chidambaram conceded that a potent mix of factors like slowdown of economic growth and corruption allegations has brought in a high degree of negativity.

Written by PTI | Panaji |
November 11, 2013 4:21:52 am

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday conceded that a potent mix of factors like slowdown of economic growth,dysfunction of the executive and corruption allegations has brought in a “high degree of negativity” but expressed confidence that the government would get over it.

“In the second five years of UPA,yes,there is,I can sense,I can see that the voter is at the moment negative. I can see that. I am blind if I don’t see that. The reason is slowdown in economic growth,dysfunction of the executive,the cases of allegations of corruption,investigations that are going on,inflation and a slowdown in job creation.”

Chidambaram added,“I think it is a potent and powerful mix,a potent mix of factors which has brought in a high degree of negativity. It is possible we may get over it. It is possible we don’t get over it. It is a verdict we have to leave to the people. We have to accept whatever the verdict people will give.”

He was speaking at the Thinkfest event in Bambolim near here.

Chidambaram was replying to a question whether at the end of the second UPA term,there was today a lack of credibility for the government.

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