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The fortnight’s burning question. Will the government seriously pursue disinvestments, now that the left has lost its veto?

     Print Edition: September 7, 2008

The fortnight’s burning question. Will the government seriously pursue disinvestments, now that the left has lost its veto?

Maybe. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII
We would like to think that the disinvestment agenda is alive for the government. Given the economic situation today, the timing is ripe for the government to make positive movements towards disinvestment.

Yes. Daljeet Singh Kohli, Head Private Clients Group, Research, Emkay Global Financial Services
We do believe that having overcome a major political hurdle, the government will try to seriously pursue disinvestments. However, the window of opportunity for carrying out disinvestments is only 3-4 months and so, our hope is tempered with realism.

Maybe. Manish Tewari, Congress spokesman
The government is working to bring disinvestments back on its agenda. It is trying to bring about a consensus on the issue among the partners and outside supporters of the UPA. This consensus and the legislative space available to the government will determine whether or not disinvestment measures will be carried out in the next few months.

Compiled by Kapil Bajaj

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