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     Print Edition: March 3, 2013

P. Chidambaram ranks as India's best finance minister since 1991, but does not enjoy as much trust when it comes to managing a crisis -

Manmohan Singh
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Q1. WHO HAS BEEN INDIA'S BEST FINANCE MINISTER SINCE 1991?

Manmohan Singh - 30%
P. Chidambaram - 42%
Pranab Mukherjee - 11%
Yashwant Sinha - 12%
Jaswant Singh - 5%

Q2. WHO WAS THE KINDEST TO TAX PAYERS?

Manmohan Singh - 40%
P. Chidambaram - 23%
Pranab Mukherjee - 17%
Yashwant Sinha - 11%
Jaswant Singh - 5%

P Chidambaram
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Q3. WHO BEST KEPT A CHECK ON WASTEFUL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE?

Manmohan Singh - 38%
P. Chidambaram - 28%
Pranab Mukherjee - 17%
Yashwant Sinha - 11%
Jaswant Singh - 4%

Q4. WHO HAS BEEN THE MOST GROWTH-ORIENTED FINANCE MINISTER?

Manmohan Singh - 42%
P. Chidambaram - 37%
Pranab Mukherjee - 10%
Yashwant Sinha - 6%
Jaswant Singh - 5%

Pranab Mukherjee
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Q5. WHOM WOULD YOU TRUST THE MOST IN A CRISIS?

Manmohan Singh - 33%
P. Chidambaram - 24%
Pranab Mukherjee - 29%
Yashwant Sinha - 12%
Jaswant Singh - 1%

*The results of a poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Business Today among 98 CXOs, between Feb 1 and 5, 2013

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