P CHIDAMBARAM

  • Congress leaders Antony, Chidambaram, Shinde missing at international Nehru meet 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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' 5 days ago

    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...
  • 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. ...