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Govt to explain rice pledging 'in court'

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The government is determined to continue with its rice price pledging scheme and will explain it in court if needs be, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Tuesday 

Ms Yingluck was responding to a report that lecturers at the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) will tomorrow resubmit a petition to the Constitution Court seeking an order halting the rice scheme as unconstitutional.

The prime minister said the government is raising incomes of farmers and improving their living standards.

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