Onerous task aheadV
eteran Congress party leader Pranab Mukherjee, who has been given the finance portfolio, will have his hands full in the coming weeks and months as he has the onerous task of lifting the Indian economy out of its current woes, presenting a national budget and get reforms back on track.Gandhis' moment of content
Gifted with an agile mind and a photogenic memory, the 73-year-old journalist-turned-politician is, nevertheless, expected to walk into North Block rather comfortably. For Finance is not a new portfolio for him, as he held additional charge of the ministry since this January when Prime Minister Manmohan had to undergo a heart surgery.
Nor is Mukherjee uncomfortable with matters economic. Image: President Pratibha Patil administers the oath of office and secrecy to Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee during the swearing in ceremony for the new Cabinet, at Ashok Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday, May 22, 2009 (Copyright PTI. Unauthorised reproduction is prohibited.)
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