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  • Arun Jaitley's Union Budget fails the test of tackling rising inequality, says P Chidambaram 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram tore into the BJP-led NDA government's first full-year Union Budget presented on Saturday. Targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Chidambaram said the Budget failed the test of tackling rising inequality, cruelly neglected the already poor and gave too much to the rich. "This Budget...
  • Budget 2015 in favour of corporate sector, says P Chidambaram 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram tore into the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said it was in favour of corporate sector and was "unkind" to the poor and could fail the targeted 8 per cent growth next year. "One cannot avoid the feeling that the...
  • Budget focuses only on corporates,income tax payers: P Chidambaram 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Accusing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of pleasing just the corporates and the income-tax payers, his predecessor in the UPA regime P Chidambaram on Saturday said the Modi government's first full Budget has failed the fiscal test, the test of equity, and the test of rising inequality. ...
  • Flashback: Key features of the last five Union Budgets February 23, 2015

    Riding high on the development agenda, Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party triumphed the Lok Sabha elections with a thunderous applause in May 2014. Nine months later, in its first full-fledged Union budget, it is time for the Modi government to put into action the tall promises made during elections. ...
  • P Chidambaram locks horns with TNCC chief Elangovan February 21, 2015

    Chennai: After weeks of bickering between Karti Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan, former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday directly challenged the TNCC chief by seeking the intervention of AICC over expulsion of six of his supporters. The challenge, the first after Elangovan took over as State...
  • Congress should learn from Aam Aadmi Party: Karti Chidambaram February 12, 2015

    Chennai: Continuing his tirade against the Congress, Karti Chidambaram has yet again lashed out at the party and asked them to take lessons from the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi. In a series of tweets, Karthi said no one is invincible and that state politics needs a credible leader and an...
  • Poster war aggravates in Tamil Nadu between supporters of Elangovan, P Chidambaram February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A poster war has broken out in Tamil Nadu between the supporters of state Congress chief EVKS Elangovan and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram. Posters attacking Elangovan have come up in parts of Chennai, Erode, Trichy and Sivaganga. Another set of posters in support of Elangovan came up...
  • TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram January 23, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Friday issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking an explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj. "A show cause notice has been served to Karti...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Day 2 December 8, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six on the first day. Chidambaram Gautam's 94-run knock was the highlight for Karnataka before Tamil...
  • Dumped by people, Congress faces the gravest crisis, internal fight escalates November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Everything seems to be going wrong with the Congress these days. After the most humiliating defeat at the hands of Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election and debacle in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, internal fighting is escalating in the grand old party which ruled the...
  • Digvijaya takes a dig at Chidambaram, says a non-Gandhi leader can fight AICC presidential elections November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Fissures within the Congress are becoming more apparent with each passing day and now party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has taken a dig at senior leader P Chidambaram by saying that any party leader can fight elections for becoming its chief. Singh has said that no one has stopped...
  • Anand Sharma refutes charges of senior Congress leaders not invited for Nehru's event November 21, 2014

    The rift within the Congress party seems to be wide open. According to sources, senior party leaders like former finance minister P Chidambaram and former Union minister Kamal Nath are upset with the Congress high command over not being invited for the event organised on the 125th birth anniversary of...
  • Chidambaram, Kamal Nath other Congress leaders upset at not being invited for Nehru's event: sources November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift within the Congress party seems to be wide open. According to sources, senior party leaders like former finance minister P Chidambaram and former Union minister Kamal Nath are upset with the Congress high command over not being invited for the event organised on the 125th birth...
  • Congress leaders Antony, Chidambaram, Shinde missing at international Nehru meet November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Several senior Congress leaders including AK Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde and Kamal Nath were conspicuous by their absence at the International Conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised on Monday. A number of party Chief Ministers including from Karnataka and Kerala were also...
  • Congress divided over AFSPA, Amarinder Singh against repealing of the Act November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party remains divided over the issue of Armed Forces Special Power Act. Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh has strongly defended the act and was against repealing of the Act. Singh raised the verdict in the 2010 Machil encounter case, where 5...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Kiren Rijiju hits out at Chidambaram for calling AFSPA an 'obnoxious law' November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday hit back at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his comments on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju criticised Chidambaram saying that it was wrong on his part to make statements against AFSPA when his party...
  • 2G scam: Manmohan Singh should have stepped down, apologised, says Chidambaram November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram admitted that the UPA government could have handled the 2G spectrum allocation case better. He added that former prime minister Manmohan Singh should have steeped down. "The CAG report on 2G and other issues," Chidambaram said, "clearly ...hurt the Congress party. I...
  • Felt let down when Jaitley didn't repeal retrospective tax amendment: Chidambaram November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the issue of retrospective tax saying it was because of latter's insistence on amendment that he could not go ahead with his plans. At a book launch in the national capital, Chidambaram said, "I...
  • As Rahul Gandhi proposes to restructure Congress, voice of dissent grows louder November 7, 2014

    Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 6, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Rumblings within Congress: Is Rahul Gandhi's leadership under threat? November 6, 2014

    Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. ...
  • News 360: Manohar Parrikar accepts Modi's Cabinet offer, says country bigger than state November 6, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join the Union Cabinet and will move to Delhi. Parrikar could get the charge of the Defence Ministry which is currently held by Arun Jaitley as an additional charge along with the Finance Ministry portfolio. ...
  • Congress leaders should obey order of high command, says TN party vice president November 6, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Congress vice president Dhara Shafee on Thursday said, "What I feel is everybody should obey order of high command, otherwise they have the liberty to leave party." ...
  • Congress's ship in the unsuccessful captaincy of Rahul Gandhi: BJP November 6, 2014

    As more and more Congress leaders come forth with their criticism of the party high command, the BJP said that what is happening with Congress is quite obvious. "After ship of Congress sunk in Lok Sabha polls, it's natural that all Captains are abandoning it. The ship is now left in...
  • Congress disciplinary committee to look into Karti's criticism of party high command November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. Karthi had said that the party needs to to revisit the observer style of functioning. "Tamil Nadu Congress requires more...
  • Those who don't believe in Congress's ideology can leave the party: Digvijaya to Chidambaram's son November 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Soon after former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti criticised the party high command for lack of autonomy, senior leader Digvijaya Singh lashed out at him suggesting that he should leave the party if he was not happy with it. Without naming Karti, he said, "We are...
  • Discontent grows within Congress, senior leaders feel sidelined by Rahul's coterie post polls: sources November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ever since its humiliating mauling in the 16th Lok Sabha elections followed by the loss in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Congress has been in complete disarray with several leaders raising the banner of revolt against the top leadership. Many top leaders are upset over being sidelined...
  • News 360: Manohar Parrikar meets PM Modi, says will continue as Goa CM November 5, 2014

    Amid speculation that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may be inducted in the Union Cabinet, the Chief Minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi. ...