Containing inflation priority for Narendra Modi: Minister

Written by Reuters | New Delhi | Updated: May 29 2014, 18:58pm hrs
Narendra ModiPM Narendra Modi seen here with BJP veteran L K Advani. (IE photo)
Containing inflation is a priority for the newly formed Indian government under PM Narendra Modi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday after a cabinet meeting.

"Containing inflation is an obvious priority for the government," Naidu told a news briefing after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a cabinet meeting.

Modi, who was sworn in on Monday after a landslide election victory, has completed his government team.

Thursday's Cabinet meeting scheduled an opening session of the lower house of Parliament for June 4-11.