P Chidambaram

  • Congress down plays CBI decision to question Chidambram in 2G case September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to downplay the questions about CBI's decision to probe then Finance Minister P Chidambaram's FIPB nod in AircelMaxis deal and his wife Nalini's examination by the agency in connection with alleged multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that as far as...
  • Saradha scam: Chidambaram's wife questioned by CBI September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths on Saturday interrogated senior advocate and wife of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in connection with the multicrore Saradha scam. The questioning comes after Nalini Chidambaram was named by Sudipto Sen, one of the key accused of the scam. Sen had alleged...
  • CBI to probe Chidambaram over FIPB approval in AircelMaxis deal September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a blow to former finance minister P Chidambaram, the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI will investigate the circumstances of the Foreign investment Promotion Board approval given by him in the AircelMaxis deal in 2006. Clearing his stand, Chidambaram on Friday said that there was no violation of...
  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from exCAG Vinod Rai on the audit of PPP projects. "I do not recall any address to me by the CAG on the subject. I have since confirmed that no letter was addressed...
  • Borrowed Chidambaram's language in Insurance Bill, Congress shouldn't oppose it: Jaitley August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There is still no political consensus on the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill which is expected to be the Narendra Modi government's first attempt at a reform. The Congress, which has been opposed to the Bill, has been given three options by the government to either approve, reject or...
  • Chidamabaram appreciates restrained language of Economic Survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday appreciated the restrained language of the preBudget Economic Survey but expressed disappointment over it envisaging a five year period to put in place reforms. Reacting to the Survey tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, he said that he was glad that it...
  • AprilMay fiscal deficit is Rs 2.4 lakh crore June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The fiscal deficit in the first two months of 201314 was Rs 2.4 lakh crore or 45.6 per cent of Budget Estimates for the whole financial year. The fiscal deficit the gap between expenditure and revenue for the whole fiscal has been pegged at Rs 5.28...
  • Tamil Nadu Congress factions team up against P Chidambaram May 30, 2014

    Chennai: A day after supporters of P Chidambaram demanded resignation of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president BS Gnanadesikan, several senior party functionaries on Friday came unitedly against the former Union Minister and alleged he "failed to rein in price rise" which was a key reason for the party's debacle at...
  • Emotional P Chidambaram bids adieu to Finance Ministry May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An emotional P Chidambaram on Thursday bid adieu to the Finance Ministry, which he had served thrice, with a promise that he would continue to remain active in public life. Chidambaram, 68, who holds the distinction of presenting nine Unions Budgets short of the record 10 delivered by...
  • BJP debates junking deficit cut roadmap May 15, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to form the next government, is debating scrapping or revising a plan to cut the fiscal deficit to a nineyear low over the next three years, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. While the BJP is not bound by the roadmap of...
  • Congress debating idea of 'enlarged' UPAIII to stop Narendra Modi May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfazed by exit polls projecting a dismal performance by it, Congress is still seeing a chance for it to keep out NDA and form the next government with the help of secular parties. "We expect NDA to get below 200 (seats) and such a situation will give Congress and...
  • Take joint action against wilful defaulters: Chidambaram to banks May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday advised public sector banks to form a consortium and take joint action against wilful defaulters, especially in the cases where the "promoter is prosperous but the company is sick." After reviewing annual performance of public sector banks and financial institutions for fiscal...
  • FM to meet heads of PSU banks, financial institutions on Tuesday May 12, 2014

    Amidst rising bad loans, Finance Minister P Chidambaram will review financial performance of public sector banks (PSBs) on Tuesday. The review will cover overall credit growth, with particular reference to agricultural credit, MSME credit, housing loan, education loan and lending to minority communities among others, an official statement said. Chidambaram will also...
  • India, others sign pact for automatic sharing of tax info: Chidambaram May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India and scores of other countries, including Switzerland, have adopted a global declaration for automatic exchange of tax information, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. The adoption of the Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters last week comes in the backdrop of India stepping up...
  • Congress has good chance of forming govt with allies: Chidambaram May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has a "very good chance" of forming a government under its leadership with some allies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday amid talk of an "enlarged" UPAIII to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power. Talking to reporters at the AICC headquarters, Chidambaram also insisted that the...
  • Should a politician's private life become a public issue? May 1, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has tweeted that he is in a relationship with a journalist Amrita Rai. In a tweet he said, "I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case." ...
  • P Chidambaram makes strong pitch for NCTC May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over the twin bomb explosions in a train in Chennai, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday made a strong pitch for NCTC, saying the mechanism would have helped plug loopholes in coordination. Chidambaram, who as Home Minister had pushed hard for National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), which could...
  • FIR against Modi: Chidambaram says he should apologise May 1, 2014

    Taking a jibe at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that he should apologise for the violation of model code of conduct. ...
  • Chidambaram has nothing to hide in Saradha scam: Anand Sharma April 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Rebutting Narendra Modi's charge that Union Finance Minister P Chidamaram had something to hide in the Saradha scam, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Monday said that Trinamool Congress leaders were involved in the scandal and they would be investigated and punished under law. Sharma alleged that Chief Minister Mamata...
  • Chidambaram, Mamata united to save Saradha scamsters: Modi April 27, 2014

    Sreerampore: Accusing Finance Minister P Chidambaram and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of joining hands to help those behind the Saradha chit fund scam, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said "strong action" will be taken against all culprits if he wins power. "Chidambaramji, you are the finance...
  • Why no talk of Vajpayee's niece joining Congress: Chidambaram April 27, 2014

    Vadodara: Seeking to downplay the issue of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's halfbrother, Daljeet Singh Kohli, joining BJP, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today asked why nobody made a fuss over Karuna Shukla, former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece, quitting BJP and joining Congress earlier. "Why no question is being asked on...
  • Boasting Gujarat model is like mocking other states: Chidambaram April 27, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at Narendra Modi, saying that boasting Gujarat model is like mocking other states. He also added that other states are much more successful than Gujarat in other areas. ...
  • Modi is Chief Minister of an average state: Chidambaram April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday sought to take the wind out of 'Gujarat Model' saying Narendra Modi is Chief Minister of an average state and the model being propagated by him was "exaggerated and boastful". "Gujarat is an average state. It has neither the best performance, nor...
  • Cannot send commandoes to Pakistan to nab Dawood Ibrahim: Chidambaram April 26, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his stand on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Chidamabaram said, "We cannot indulge in any clandestine activity. We know that Dawood is in Pakistan and that the government there is protecting him. We...
  • Don't fall into deceitful trap laid by Modi: Chidambaram to voters April 22, 2014

    Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu): Alleging that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was a "dictatorial Chief Minister", Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday urged the voters "not to fall into the deceitful trap" laid by him. "Don't fall for his tall claim that he will do in 60 months what Congress...
  • ED acting at behest of Chidambaram, Bengal government alleges April 20, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Sunday alleged that the Enforcement Directorate took action in Saradha chit fund scam at the behest of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and questioned the timing of the "political action before the election". "ED all of a sudden has become active before the election. What...
  • EC seeks report on Modi's claims of watches distributed with FM's photo April 19, 2014

    Election Commission has sought a report from district officials over BJP leader Narendra Modi's allegation that wrist watches with pictures of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram were being distributed to voters in Tamil Nadu but no formal complaint had been received so far. "We have seen that (allegation made by Modi)....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 17, 2014

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  • A Billion Votes: Biggest phase of polling ends in 121 constituencies April 17, 2014

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • Modi alleges distribution of watches with Chidambaram's picture April 17, 2014

    Sharpening his attack on P Chidambaram, BJP leader Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged wrist watches with photos of the Finance Minister were being distributed to voters and demanded a probe by the Election Commission. "In Tamil Nadu, there is a Congress leader--recounting Minister-- he is so afraid that he ran away...