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No trust deficit with civil society: Pranab

delhi Updated: Mar 24, 2012 20:25 IST
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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 New Delhi, 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 in New Delhi 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.