No trust deficit with civil society: Pranab

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 21:58

New Delhi: A day before activist Anna Hazare
sits on dharna at Jantar Mantar, Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Saturday said there is no trust deficit between the government, civil society and other stakeholders.

Addressing industrialists at a Ficci meeting here, the
he said the government needs cooperation from all
stakeholders, including the industry.

"Let me assure you that there is no trust deficit and
without the cooperation of industry, the larger political
establishment and civil society we cannot be equal to the
gigantic task at hand," he said.

Hazare will be sitting on a day long fast at Jantar
Mantar here to press for protection of those who blow whistle
against corruption.

In the backdrop of several scams, the government has been facing pressure from sections of civil society for a strong Lokpal Bill against corruption.

Besides, some industry leaders had talked about policy
paralysis afflicting the government.


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First Published: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 21:58

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