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Arundhati Bhattacharya had said a few months ago that merger of public sector banks should be between equals

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Though management gurus have often said there is no such thing as merger of equals, bankers appear to have great faith in the dictum. When asked for his views on bank mergers, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor said: “It should be a merger of equals. Otherwise, I am reminded of George Bernard Shaw getting a marriage proposal from a beautiful lady...” While he was referring to an exchange widely believed to have taken place between Isadora Duncan and playwright George Bernard Shaw, he was repeating what former State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya had said a few months ago—that the merger of public sector banks should be between equals.

First Published: Mon, October 30 2017. 22:38 IST
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