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Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday cautioned against intolerance as an impediment to India’s prosperity.

“We must create a more humane and tolerant society. We can’t build a prosperous society unless society is tolerant to each other, is more humane, unless it’s accepts diversity and unless it adopts the philosophy of live and let live,” Chidambaram said at a session organised by IIM Calcutta in association with Observer Research Foundation on economic reforms.

“If intolerance leads to more and more conflict, it will certainly hold back the intention of this country from becoming prosperous and rich,” he said.