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Mother, Harvard taught values of hard work: Chidambaram

IANS  New Delhi/Chennai, February 17, 2014
First Published: 13:15 IST(17/2/2014) | Last Updated: 13:55 IST(17/2/2014)

Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday said his mother and Harvard University have taught him the values of hard work.

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Chidambaram, presenting the interim budget for the year 2014-15, was trying to answer BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's jibe at him recently.

Addressing a public rally near here, Modi mocked the Harvard University educated Chidambaram as "recounting minister" and said the nation could be led by hard work and not by Harvard degrees.

Read: Modi tears into Chidambaram, says hardwork not Harvard pays

The "recounting minister" jibe was a reference to Chidambaram's victory from the Sivaganga constituency in the 2009 general elections after a recount of votes.


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