CONFLICT OF INTEREST

  • Dhoni owning stakes in Rhiti Sports points at conflict of interest June 4, 2013

    Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in the eye of a fresh storm after a newspaper report claimed he held shares in a player management company. Despite a clarification, questions remain on whether Dhoni is in fact partowner of a business that manages Indian cricketers and also looks after Chennai...
  • Cong assails BJP for creating uproar in Parliament December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday assailed the BJP for creating an uproar in Parliament demanding Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation in the wake of the hotelier controversy and asked if it was a pointer to the opposition party's dwindling faith in parliamentary democracy. "The BJP is not allowing Parliament to function....
  • PC must clarify on conflict of interest: Jaitley December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely admitted that Parliament should not be disrupted but added that Home Minister P Chidamabram needs to explain his ministry's role in the conflict of interest case. Jaitley was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here's the entire transcript of...
  • Never met Chidambaram in my life: SP Gupta December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: There is a new twist in Home Minister P Chidambaram's alleged conflict of interest case. In an interview to CNNIBN, hotelier SP Gupta, who has been accused of using his alleged proximity to the Home Minister to quash criminal proceedings against him, has outrightly denied the charges. He said...
  • Govt, PC need to give explanation: Jaitley December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely admitted Parliament should not be disrupted but added that Home Minister P Chidamabram needs to explain his ministry's role in the conflict of interest case. Jaitley was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Karan Thapar: Why is disrupting Parliament...
  • Bangalore: Anna gale sweeps city off feet again December 18, 2011

    Banglaore: For more than 13,000 Bangaloreans, Team Anna was no less than an international rock band. On Saturday, Freedom Park had become a congress for all anticorruption patrons, mostly young, who had assembled to catch a glimpse of the man who had captured the entire nation's imagination. Slogans of 'Bharat Mata...
  • Conflict of interest: PC not guilty, says PM December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday defended Home Minister P Chidambaram, who is facing allegations of conflict of interest. IBN network had reported how the Home Ministry recommended dropping prosecution against a former client of Chidambaram. The Prime Minister said, "I am aware about the allegations against Home Minister, I...
  • Never met Chidambaram, says hotelier December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: A Delhibased hotelier at the centre of a controversy involving Home Minister P Chidambaram Friday said he had never met Chidambaram despite engaging him as a lawyer and called the entire matter a "conspiracy" by business rivals. "I have never met him," SP Gupta told a national TV news...
  • Gadkari demands Chidambaram's resignation December 17, 2011

    Hyderabad: Reminding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi of their promise to fight corruption, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Friday demanded sacking of Union Home minister P Chidambaram in the wake of 2G spectrum scam and recent allegations about favouring a former client. "Whatever allegations are there against...
  • Chidambaram claims innocence, BJP guns for him December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Under fire from the BJP for his alleged role of asking for dilution of cases against hotelier SP Gupta, Home Minister P Chidambaram is getting into damage control mode himself, giving a clear idea of the entire sequence of events. Chidambaram claimed that the first representation from SP Gupta...
  • I reject conflict of interest charges: Chidambaram December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Breaking his silence on the controversy, Home minister P Chidambaram on Friday rejected charges of conflict of interest after a IBN network report showed that the Home Ministry recommended dropping of prosecution against his former client. The Home Minister described the charges as 'most ridiculous'. Chidambaram said he saw...
  • Conflict of interest: Pillai defends Chidambaram December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: As P Chidambaram came in the line of fire over the withdrawal of three FIRs against a hotelier, former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai on Friday defended him saying the Home Minister had clearly instructed his officials not to take any decision and asked only to convey the...
  • Parl paralysed as Oppn demands PC's resignation December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The Opposition parties created a ruckus in Parliament for the second day on Friday, demanding Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation over the conflict of interest controversy. The members of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) rushed to the well of the House, demanding Chidambaram's resignation, following which both the Rajya...
  • Conflict of interest: PC faces Opposition ire December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after CNNIBN aired a report showing an alleged case of conflict of interest against Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, the Opposition has been demanding his resignation and stalled Parliament on Thursday. Even as the Congress defended him, Delhi's Lt Governor revoked the withdrawal of prosecution against...
  • Conflict of interest: BJP wants PC to quit December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The controversy over the alleged conflict of interest involving Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in withdrawal of criminal cases against his former client, Sunair Hotels Ltd, on Thursday brought the proceedings in the Lok Sabha to a standstill as BJP demanded his immediate dismissal over the issue. Here is...
  • Conflict of interest: Home Ministry backs Chidambaram December 15, 2011

    Home Secretary RK Singh said that Home Minister P Chidambaram had no role in the Hotel Metropolitan controversy. ...
  • MPs use Parliament to lobby for their business July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Earlier this year a visibly frustrated Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had complained to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar that MPs were using Parliament's Central Hall for openly lobbying with him for their businesses. Ramesh was articulating what some argue is a deep seated malaise. The most obvious case...