Our top priority is economy: PM

October 1st, 2008 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghOn Board the PM’s Special Aircraft, Oct 1 (IANS) Advocating economic reforms with a “human face”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said his topmost priority was to insulate India from the ill effects of international financial crisis.“The first and foremost challenge is to insure that India is insulated to some extent from the ill effects of international financial crisis,” Manmohan Singh told reporters when asked about the three top challenges his government will be addressing in the remaining months of his tenure.

“Secondly, We will put our best foot forward in dealing with terrorism and left wing insurgency, and thirdly social welfare program must be implemented for the benefit of the poor,” the prime minister said.

“Inflation is a major worry, Probably one of the side effects of the international financial crisis will be the moderation of inflation. Though there are still uncertainities, we are hopeful of reigning in the inflation,” he added.

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