CHIDAMBARAM

  • Dumped by people, Congress faces the gravest crisis, internal fight escalates 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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

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  • 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. ...
  • 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...