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Ashamed at the way business transacted in Parliament: Chidambaram

Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How credible is the governments claim that it has reduced the fiscal deficit to 4.6 per cent of GDP. That is one of the key issues I should explore today with the finance minister P Chidambaram.

03:41 PM, Feb 21, 2014
Basis of judgement to commute Rajiv killers' death wrong: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram has questioned the legal basis for the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Chidambaram said, "The basis of that judgment is not correct, the legal basis of the judgement said that delay alone is sufficient to allow a petition."

08:48 AM, Feb 21, 2014
Rahul Gandhi has all the qualities of a good leader: Chidambaram

Chidambaram was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. He also spoke about the state of the Indian economy and the situation in Parliament.

11:16 PM, Feb 20, 2014
Devil's Advocate: Telangana Bill should not be pushed in a cacophony, says Jairam Ramesh

In the wake of the unruly scenes witnessed in the Parliament, the Telangana tangle continues to haunt the Congress. Union Minister and Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh Jairam Ramesh has said that the government should refrain from rushing through the Telangana Bill in Parliament. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate.

09:00 PM, Feb 16, 2014
Govt shouldn't rush through Telangana Bill in Parliament: Jairam

After unruly scenes that were witnessed in Parliament this week, the Telangana tangle continues to haunt the Congress. union Minister and Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh Jairam Ramesh has said that the government should refrain from rushing through the Telangana Bill in Parliament. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate.

08:05 AM, Feb 16, 2014
Loyal to Cong, but people's will bigger than party: AP CM on Telangana

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said that he is reflecting will of people over his fight against Telangana Bill and he is prepared for any eventuality including being sacked by his party for his fight to keep the state united. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Reddy said that he is loyal to Congress but people's will is bigger than party.

03:50 PM, Feb 09, 2014
Telangana: AP CM Kiran Reddy says ready to be sacked for united Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said he is prepared for any eventuality including being sacked by his party for his fight to keep the state united. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate.

07:09 PM, Feb 07, 2014
Conditions getting into place for strong economic growth: RBI Governor

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan made it clear that he was ready serve under any government that assumed power at the Centre after Lok Sabha elections.

01:26 PM, Jan 31, 2014
Hike in LPG cap a misdirected subsidy: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has questioned the decision to raise the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 per annum, calling it a 'misdirected subsidy'. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan said, "What one should be careful about is expanding the misdirected subsidies in the system. We have to be very careful because we need to spend on very important things we are not spending on."

09:49 PM, Jan 30, 2014
RBI Governor questions rise in LPG cap, calls it misdirected subsidy

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has questioned the decision to raise the cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 per annum, calling it a 'misdirected subsidy'. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan said, "What one should be careful about is expanding the misdirected subsidies in the system. We have to be very careful because we need to spend on very important things we are not spending on."

06:25 PM, Jan 30, 2014
Yogendra Yadav backs Delhi CM Kejriwal, Bharti, justifies dharna

Defending Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for holding a protest on the streets of Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav said that a "CM sleeping on the road shows that he is available to the public".

11:12 AM, Jan 24, 2014
Rahul Gandhi could have handled ordinance issue better: Digvijaya

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi could have handled the ordinance issue better when he had made a surprise appearance at a press meet to denounce it as "complete nonsense", said Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

08:07 PM, Jan 19, 2014
Devyani Khobragade not guilty of any charge, says Salman Khurshid

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid backed Indian Deputy Consul Devyani Khobragade saying she's not guilty of any charge. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Khurshid said Khobragade has not committed any infraction of the law.

02:15 PM, Jan 13, 2014
Devil's Advocate: Role reversal, Kapil Sibal grills Karan Thapar

On this New Year special edition of Devil's Advocate, Union Minister Kapil Sibal plays the Devil's Advocate role and questions senior journalist Karan Thapar about his life as a journalist and the nature of journalism. He also talks about the 2G scam and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

09:23 PM, Dec 30, 2013
I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah

Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice AP Shah described the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the IPC as disappointing and said "my first feeling was deep sadness about the LGBT community."

05:55 PM, Dec 22, 2013
Devil's Advocate: Judgement by SC on Section 377 is terrible, stresses Vikram Seth

After the Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377, writer Vikram seth stressed that the judgement was terrible. 'I am absolutely astounded by the narrow minded, uncompassionate, limited blinkered judgement of the particular bench,' Seth said.

11:00 PM, Dec 15, 2013
Devil's Advocate: Judgement by SC on Section 377 is terrible, says Vikram Seth

After the Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377, writer Vikram seth stressed that the judgement was terrible. "I am absolutely astounded by the narrow minded, uncompassionate, limited blinkered judgement of the particular bench," Seth said.

11:24 PM, Dec 12, 2013
Gujarat riots no longer an issue, left the past behind: Condoleezza Rice

Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate this week, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said, "I think we have put behind us the past and we have established the foundation for the future and now it's a matter of pursuing on a consistent basis at all levels in both countries the fruits and benefits of that foundation that we put in place.

10:03 PM, Dec 10, 2013
Rahul can't be blamed for Congress's rout in state polls: Digvijaya

Days after the Congress suffered a major setback in the assembly elections of the four states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi, the party once again refused to blame party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the defeat. In an exclusive interview with Karan Thapar in Devil's Advocate, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh refused to blame Rahul for the recent poor performance, however, he admitted that Manmohan Singh's government is a lame duck one.

09:18 AM, Dec 10, 2013
US will work with Narendra Modi if he becomes PM: Condoleezza Rice

The Bharatiya Janata Party, riding high on its victory in the recent assembly elections, has more reason to cheer. In a major boost to BJP Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice claimed the Gujarat riots were no longer an issue and the US would work with Modi if he became the Prime Minister.

08:33 AM, Dec 10, 2013

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