P CHIDAMBARAM

  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • BJP government cut funds to welfare schemes, favoured corporates: P Chidambaram March 22, 2015

    Tamil Nadu: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has charged the BJP government with cutting funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore for various welfare schemes, including the noon meal scheme and Indira Group House scheme. "BJP government cut funds to the tune of Rs 75,000...
  • Congress out in full force in support of Manmohan Singh March 12, 2015

    In a show of strength, the Congress party came out in full force to defend former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case. Party President Sonia Gandhi led the solidarity march to the prime minister's residence. Senior party leader...
  • Arun Jaitley's Union Budget fails the test of tackling rising inequality, says P Chidambaram March 1, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Karti Chidambaram criticises Congress high command, says Tamil Nadu unit requires autonomy November 5, 2014

    Chennai: Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti on Wednesday criticised the party's high command and the way party was being run. He is another prominent Tamil Nadu Congress leader who has raised a finger on the party's functioning and said the state unit in Tamil Nadu...
  • P Chidambaram said only names facing prosecution could be named, says Sandeep Dikshit October 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that the Congress did not sit on the list since 2011. "P Chidambaram said only names facing prosecution could be named. We are not attacking BJP for following due process of law," said Chidambaram. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi cemented the Congress party together, says senior leader Sandeep Dikshit October 29, 2014

    Five months after their Lok Sabha debacle the Congress is finally in an introspective mode but still shielding the Gandhis from any blame. CNN-IBN's Pallavi Ghosh talked to Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit. CNN-IBN: Do you agree with P Chidambaram when he says the Gandhis should have spoken more? Sandeep Dikshit: Oh...
  • Modi a great salesman, repackaging, selling schemes introduced by UPA: Chidambaram October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has warned the Narendra Modi government that the party will play the part of robust opposition from now on. Speaking to CNBC-TV18's Managing Editor Sheeren Bhan, Chidambaram said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great salesman for repackaging and...
  • P Chidambaram advises against lifting curbs on gold imports October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former finance minister P Chidambaram has advocated against lifting of curbs on gold imports, saying the benefits accruing from restrictions would far outweigh problems like spurt in smuggling. "No. Not in my view," Chidambaram, who initiated these measures as the Finance Minister in the previous UPA regime in the face...
  • Economic recovery result of work done by UPA government: Chidambaram October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram asserted it is the result of efforts of the earlier UPA government that the economy is now showing signs of recovery. "When the first quarter GDP results came out, at 5.7 per cent, I said it was because of the work done by the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Chidambaram questions Modi's election campaign, good governance October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Union minister P Chidambaram on Saturday objected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive campaigning in Maharashtra and Haryana for the upcoming assembly elections. "PM Modi is a intense campaigner. It's unusual for a PM to address 18 to 20 rallies in a state," said Chidambaram. Chidambaram further criticised the...
  • 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...