Economic reforms now to get boost: Chidambaram

July 22nd, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of P. Chidambaram

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Having proved its majority in parliament, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was set to take economic reforms further, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday. “We have absolute majority. We have to build on that and we will reach out to the parties which are not opposed to the reforms,” he told reporters after the Congress-led government won the trust vote.

Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath termed the victory as the endorsement of pro-people policies of the government.

Rashriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad called the trust vote as victory for the India-US civil nuclear deal.

“It’s a victory of democracy, it’s a victory for the deal. There is a huge gap between those in favour of the deal and those against,” he said.

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