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Finance Minister of India, Former Indian External Affairs Minister, Congress Politician


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 Corruption is a problem, we must fight it collectively 
— Pranab Mukherjee during the presentation of Union Budget 2011 / February 28, 2011
Related Quotes: 2011 Indian Union Budget
 I seek the blessings of Lord Indra to give us timely and bountiful rains 
— Pranab Mukherjee during the presentation of Union Budget 2011 / February 28, 2011
 No information can be made available unless there is legal framework and no sovereign country is going to share information on black money. There is a way to get information when Income Tax authorities decide to prosecute offenders. We cannot break any international commitments on black money holders because governments will not be ready to part information with us. Swiss government has not shared information on black money with any government so far. The UBS Bank shared data with the US after entering an out of the court settlement under which no prosecution was pursued, 
— Pranab Mukherjee says India cannot violate secrecy laws to reveal names in the Swiss trail / January 25, 2011
 I have some books which I will start reading after retiring. I hardly get time to read books nowadays. 
— Pranab Mukherjee on how he wants to spend his time after retiring from active politics / October 03, 2010
 We don't have any holiday, we don't believe in any holiday. But sometimes I meet my family members during Durga Puja in my village home. That's the time when most of my family comes home. That is what you can call a holiday or vacation or whatever nomenclature you may like to give, except that I don't take a break. 
— Pranab Mukherjee doesn't believe in taking a break / October 03, 2010

 Instead of duties, I could have taken the administered price mechanism route. But I did not do so because to me it would not have been correct. 
— Pranab Mukherjee after the Lok Sabha approved the finance bill / April 29, 2010
 The total revenue is about Rs. 7 lakh crore of which the food subsidy alone is Rs. 1.25 lakh crore... What will be left for the development, you tell me, you are the masters... 
— Pranab Mukherjee in his reply to the discussion on the Finance Bill / April 29, 2010
 It (a decision on JPC) is to be taken after due diligence and consideration. It cannot be like instant coffee or instant consideration, 
— Pranab Mukherjee on setting up a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the IPL controversy / April 23, 2010

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