New Delhi: Congress on Monday welcomed
President Pratibha Patil`s address to the joint sitting of
members of Parliament saying it clearly outlined the
Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that the
President`s address showed that containing inflation is the
foremost priority of the government and also reflected its
genuine concern about lack of probity in public life.
The spokesperson said while the address highlighted
the government`s committment to sustaining momentum of growth
on the one hand, it also echoed the focus on including all
sections in the process of development on the other.
Singhvi downplayed a question on why the plight of
Tamil fishermen in Sri Lankan waters did not find a mention
in Patil`s address, saying it was not possible to include each
and every issue in the address but non-mentioning of any issue
in it does not mean that the government was not serious about