Written by The Financial Express | Updated: Jan 2 2013, 04:11am hrs
FMs new year wish

Finance minister P Chidambaram wants to celebrate the new year in a peaceful manner without getting himself or the government embroiled in any fresh controversy. This came to light at a press conference organised to announce the launch of the direct benefit transfer scheme based on Aadhar platform. Sensing the pulse of the media, which has been hyper-critical of whatever good or bad government does nowadays, FM concluded the conference requesting journalists not to pronounce the governments ambitious programme a failure by 5 pm tomorrow and ruin my or your (media persons) new year.