problem in starting nm-applet

nm-applet fails to start and shows

** (nm-applet:3006): WARNING **: nma_dbus_init(): could not acquire its service. dbus_bus_acquire_service() says: 'Connection ":1.17" is not allowed to own the service "org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo" due to security policies in the configuration file'

The following solution worked for me,
user (skumar) is not a member of group netdev.

Reference : http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=205475&sid=1675a9fa3162153fd40654f2b72cb4a8

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