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Much needed address from PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today addressed the nation, defending the economic reforms which were introduced last week. Here is the full text of Dr Singh's speech:My dear brothers and sisters,I am speaking to you tonight to explain the reasons for some important economic policy decisions the government has recently taken. Some political parties have opposed them. You have a right to know the truth about why we have taken these decisions.No government likes to impose burdens on the common man. Our Government has been voted to office twice to protect the interests of the aam admi. At the same time, it is the responsibility of the government to defend the national interest, and protect the long term future of our people. This means that we must ensure that the economy grows rapidly, and that this generates enough productive jobs for the youth of our country.  Rapid  growth is also necessary to raise the revenues we need to finance our programmes in education, health care, housing a…