Chidambaram

  • EC seeks report on Modi's claims of watches distributed with FM's photo 19-04-2014 02:44 PM

    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...
  • Chidambaram rebuffs Modi's claims, calls him 'encounter CM' 17-04-2014 03:23 PM

    Chennai: Finance Minister P Chidambaram launched an attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him a "compulsive liar" and an "encounter Chief Minister". "Mr Modi is a compulsive liar. There was no re-count in Sivaganga. He knows that. Yet he lies. If he insists on calling me Recounting...
  • Modi attacks Manmohan, says country needs a PM who has a say 17-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Erode: Hitting out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is for a PM who has a voice in his government. "This election is for a decisive and accountable PM. A PM who has a voice in his...
  • Modi alleges distribution of watches with Chidambaram's picture 17-04-2014 03:12 PM

    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...
  • Chidambaram slogging to send his son to Parliament 13-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Innumerable branches of nationalised banks and ATMs dot the region as you drive down from Madurai proclaiming the hold of Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who had won seven times from this rural constituency to go to Parliament. But this time, he is involved in a hard battle to see that...
  • DMK lost opportunity to win LS poll by moving out of UPA: Chidambaram 13-04-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that MK Karunanidhi's DMK has lost an opportunity to win the Lok Sabha elections by breaking ties with the Congress party. He said the Congress, DMK alliance in the state could have won polls. The DMK, which walked out of the UPA in...
  • Chidambaram rejects Baru's claims but says PM is shy, withdrawn 13-04-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of a furore created by the Prine Minister's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that Dr Manmohan Singh is reticent, withdrawn and shy by nature. Accepting that the UPA II failed in getting across the message to the general public,...
  • PM never asked me to consult Sonia: Chidambaram on Baru's claims 12-04-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The political class has reacted to Prime Minister's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's claims in his latest book that PM Manmohan Singh was reduced to being an "object of ridicule" under the "super Prime Minister", Sonia Gandhi. Below are some of the key reactions to his claims. P...
  • BJP's 'poisonous thoughts' reflects majoritarian politics, says Chidambaram 08-04-2014 05:32 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the BJP of deliberately attempting to polarise voters by raking up "poisonous and divisive" issues like Ram Temple in Ayodhya to consolidate its vote bank without bothering about those who will not vote for them. Addressing a press conference in Madurai, he said what was...
  • BJP's 'poisonous thoughts' reflects majoritarian politics: Chidambaram 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the BJP of deliberately attempting to polarise voters by raking up "poisonous and divisive" issues like Ram Temple in Ayodhya to consolidate its vote bank without bothering about those who will not vote for them. Addressing a press conference in Chennai, he said what was...
  • Tamil Nadu: Six candidates have assets worth over Rs 50 crore 07-04-2014 11:33 AM

    Chennai: Six candidates, each having assets worth over Rs 50 crore, are in the fray in the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, with Congress nominee and businessman H Vasanthakumar topping the list at over Rs 283 crore. The assets declaration of the 1,318 candidates who have filed nominations for...
  • All Muslim bodies supporting Congress, says Chidambaram 06-04-2014 03:24 PM

    Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday welcomed the support extended by Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari to Congress and claimed the party had the backing of all Muslim bodies. "I welcome the support extended to our party by the Delhi Imam. Not only he, but all...
  • There will be serious consequences if Modi becomes PM: Chidambaram 06-04-2014 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: In probably one of the strongest attacks on Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the Gujarat CM of being solely responsible for the communal massacre of 2002. There will be serious consequences if Modi became the next Prime Minister, warned the Congress stalwart launching a scathing attack...
  • How bad is the UPA's economic record? 02-04-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: The economic record of the United Progress Alliance (UPA) is a major election issue, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making the case that weak leadership and a welfarist ideology led the UPA to fritter away India's economic future. At a press conference on Sunday, BJP leader...
  • Jayalalithaa should openly state post-poll strategy: Chidambaram 01-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Sivaganga: Wondering how AIADMK would be part of the Union government unless it aligned with national parties after the Lok Sabha polls, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday asked Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to openly state her post-poll strategy without being dodgy. "How can AIADMK form the government with...
  • Chidambaram's son banks on banks to win from father's seat 01-04-2014 07:48 AM

    Sivaganga: The small Tamil Nadu constituency - Sivaganga - has sent Finance Minister P Chidambaram to Parliament seven times. The constituency is flush with financial services, ATMs, Bank branches etc. But that achievement seems to be the lone pitch for the veteran Congressman. Although he has kept off the fray...
  • Life is like T-20 match, will decide how to play last overs: Chidambaram 31-03-2014 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: Life is like cricket and "I want to decide on how I will play the last ten overs" of life, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said justifying his stand of not contesting Lok Sabha polls. While maintaining that he will continue to work for the party, the...
  • Rahul will make a hard working, compassionate PM: Chidambaram 31-03-2014 10:22 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will make a hard working, honest and compassionate prime minister if the party forms government after the Lok Sabha elections. Answering queries at a press conference here, Chidambaram said that Gandhi would be a leader who runs...
  • Congress, Chidambaram patrons of 'crony capitalism': BJP 31-03-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: After Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi practices 'crony capitalism', the saffron party retaliated strongly saying the Union Minister's allegations are just 'white lies'. "When Chidambaram says that Modi practices crony capitalism, it is all white lies. I would...
  • Modi represents crony capitalism, big businesses support him: FM 31-03-2014 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday hit out at Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, saying he represented "crony capitalism" and big businesses which liked it, supported him. "Modi is associated with crony capitalists. Big businesses which are comfortable with the idea support him," he...
  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops 31-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre will provide Rs 352 crore assistance to farmers for replanting horticultural crops that were hit by untimely rains and hailstorms early this month in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a government source said on Monday. That apart, the Centre has decided to release Rs 92...
  • Chidambaram deteriorated a robust, healthy economy: Yashwant Sinha 30-03-2014 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Attacking the Congress led UPA government on the economy front, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit out at the Finance Minister P Chidambaram for India's weak economic condition. BJP leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha accused Chidambaram of deteriorating a robust and healthy economy. He, in...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: It's all about jobs 29-03-2014 09:35 AM

    Patna: Old enough to vote for the first time, student Sheeba Shamim, the daughter of a middle class family, and young construction workers sweating on a nearby building site are impatient for a government in India that delivers jobs and hope for the future. They are among more than 100...
  • India should have supported UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram 28-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that New Delhi should have supported it. "Congress took a neutral stand at UNHRC by abstaining from voting on the Sri Lanka resolution....
  • Swiss government to reply Chidambaram's letter soon 27-03-2014 09:24 PM

    Switzerland on Thursday said it would soon respond to Finance Minister P Chidambaram's letter that has raised concerns about not providing information on alleged unaccounted money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks. "We confirm that we have received a letter from India's Finance Minister. He will receive an answer soon,"...
  • Switzerland not sharing information on bank accounts of Indians: Chidambaram 27-03-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: Upping the ante against Switzerland for not sharing information on Indians stashing money in its banks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has threatened to drag the European nation to multilateral foras like G20 for continuing to block its requests. Chidambaram, in a terse two-page letter to his Swiss counterpart...
  • Stable UPA government providing strength to Indian economy, says Chidambaram 25-03-2014 12:41 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday rejected media analysis that the "hope" of a stable government after elections is bringing in investments and driving up the capital market and the value of Rupee. He maintained it is not "hope" but the "fact" of a stable government provided by UPA and...
  • Chidambaram not running away from LS battle: Cong 21-03-2014 10:19 PM

    Congress on Friday rejected BJP's criticism in the wake of Finance Minister P Chidambaram opting out of Lok Sabha race, saying had he run away he would not have fielded his son from his Shivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. "There is no running away. If that was the case, he...
  • No attempts made for collective growth during Chidambaram's tenure: Jaya 21-03-2014 07:03 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Union Finance minister P Chidambaram. Addressing an election rally in his Lok Sabha seat Sivaganga, Jaya alleged that the Indian economy derailed and hit the rock bottom during P Chidambaram's tenure. Ridiculing Chidambaram, she said,...
  • Have seen good and bad elections, results won't affect me: Karti Chidambaram 21-03-2014 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti, who has just been nominated as the Congress candidate from Sivaganga, defended his father's decision to not fight elections and also rubbished allegations that his party was indulging in dynastic politics. "My father has contested nine elections and has won seven. He...