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BT poll: P Chidambaram India's best finance minister since 1991

February 14, 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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