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Dec 08, 2012 at 01:32pm IST

BJP ally Punjab CM calls PM world's most distinguished economist

New Delhi: A day after a JD(U) leader voted in favour of the UPA government on FDI in retail in the Rajya Sabha, another BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal has praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said the Prime Minister was the most distinguished economist of the world.

This comes at the backdrop of the Prime Minister's visit to Punjab. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Ludhiana in Punjab on Saturday for a function and praised the farmers of Punjab. "The hard work of the progressive farmers of Punjab and other states made the original Green Revolution possible, and our food security," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

Meanwhile, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said that the party would take action against MP Upendra Kushwaha for voting in favour of the UPA government on the issue of FDI in retail in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

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