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24-Sep-2018 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram targets Modi government for dodging Rafale probe

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday ridiculed the Narendra Modi government for refusing a probe into the Rafale deal after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discredited former French President Francois Hollande's revelation on the choice of an offset partner."Truth...

16-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Has BJP found free crude oil source : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday took a dig at the BJPs claim that fuel prices will be brought down soon, saying the saffron party must have found a source of free crude oil."Government says will not cut fuel prices. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

02-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Give details of NPAs under NDA government, P. Chidambaram tells Modi

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about bad loans generated during UPA rule, and asked his government to disclose loans given during the NDA rule that turned into Non-performing assets (NPA)."The...

29-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Rs 2.25 lakh cr lost to demonetise Rs 13,000 cr : P. Chidambaram

Making a sharp attack on the Modi government on demonetisation, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the country paid a "huge price" for cancelling what turned out "a small sum" of Rs 13,000 crore.He said for the Rs 13,000 crore, which did...

25-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Congress demands public debate, detailed inquiry into Rafale deal

Firing a fresh salvo at the Modi government on the Rafale aircraft deal, the Congress on Saturday accused it of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and keeping senior ministers in the dark about the negotiations, demanding a public debate and detailed...

19-Aug-2018 New Delhi

UPA I, UPA-II delivered highest decadal growth : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that back series calculation of GDP proved that UPA I and II governments led by the Congress (2004-2014) delivered the highest decadal growth of 8.13 per cent since independence.He said that there...

04-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Nitish Kumar should sack social welfare minister : P Chidambaram

Hitting out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said it was not enough for him to say that he was ashamed of the incidents of rape at a state-run shelter home in Muzzaffarpur. "He should sack his social welfare minister...

28-Jul-2018 Bengaluru

Target poll booths, P. Chidambaram tells Karnataka Congress

Ahead of the general elections next year, senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday urged his party cadres in Karnataka to strengthen their presence in every poll booth."It is a booth-wise election ahead, which is...

25-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Government must listen to people speaking truth : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government must listen to people speaking truth to power, referring to observations made by economists Arvind Panagariya, Raghuram Rajan and Arvind Subramanian."Government...

22-Jul-2018 New Delhi

GST rates cut with eye on elections : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that the decision to slash GST rates on 100 mass-use items was taken keeping upcoming assembly elections in mind."When elections are around the corner, government cuts rates. I suppose that makes a...

19-Jul-2018 New Delhi

CBI pressured to file charge sheet against me : P. Chidambaram

After CBI filed a chargesheet against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis deal, Chidambaram said: "CBI has been pressured to file a chargesheet to support a preposterous allegation," adding that he will contest it vigorously."CBI...

14-Jul-2018 New Delhi

P Chidambaram slams government over 'economic mismanagement'

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday slammed the government over its poor management of economy, saying inflation is at five-month high, industrial growth at five-month low and the trade deficit has soared.Chidambaram, a former Finance Minister,...

23-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Calling Rahul jehadi-Maoist sympathiser is absurd : P. Chidambaram

Union Minister Arun Jaitley's allegation that "jehadists and Maoists" have earned the sympathy of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is "laughable and absurd" former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Saturday, adding that the party is "stoutly opposed" to the...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Disappointed, not surprised at CEA quitting : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed disappointment over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's resignation, noting his views were brushed aside on many important issues including GST rates and he was not consulted before...

15-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Shujaat Bukhari victim of collective negligence : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by militants in Srinagar on Thursday, was "a victim of collective negligence"."Shujaat Bukhari was a victim of the collective negligence of all...

11-Jun-2018 New Delhi

BJP's policy blunders causing economic failure : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the BJP government's "administrative incompetence" and "policy blunders" were responsible for the rising farm distress, unemployment and failure of economy."Farmers' despondency has turned into anger and...

10-Jun-2018 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram slams 'anti-farmer' Shivraj government

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed the "anti-farmer" Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government in Madhya Pradesh as two more farmers died standing in queues at the mandis.He also said bulk of the farmers don't get minimum support price (MSP)...

08-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Glad that Pranab told RSS what's wrong with it : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said he was glad that former President Pranab Mukherjee told RSS as to what was wrong with its ideology."Happy that Mr Pranab Mukherjee told the RSS what is right about Congress' ideology. It was his way of saying...

05-Jun-2018 New Delhi

No offence alleged, no FIR, yet a probe : P. Chidambaram

After he was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday regarding the FIPB nod to Airtel-Maxis deal, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram reiterated that "there is no FIR, no offence alleged, yet an investigation"."Appeared before the...

19-May-2018 New Delhi

Thank god for Supreme Court : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday condemned the BJP for trying to derail the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly and expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for ordering a floor test.He also appreciated the apex court's decision to allow live telecast...

21-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Is operating ratio of Indian Railways the worst : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday asked if the operating ratio of Indian Railways is the worst and added that if the ratio is close to 100 per cent or has exceeded it, that indicated a "comprehensive failure of management."He also asked if it was true...

01-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Don't worry, I'm there : P. Chidambaram to son

"Don't worry, I am there," former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told his son Karti when he saw him in the CBI court where he was brought for extension of custody on Thursday in the INX Media alleged bribery case.The senior Congress leader put his hand on...

26-Feb-2018 Kolkata

P. Chidambaram questions accessibility to health scheme

Taking a swipe at the Centre, former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday raised questions on the accessibility to the National Health Protection Scheme."I suspect what they will do (I don't have evidence), they will make access to the scheme so difficult,...

26-Feb-2018 Kolkata

AFSPA should be amended : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in force in Jammu and Kashmir should be amended."There is a need to amend the AFSPA if you cannot repeal it. The law and order duties should be entrusted to the Jammu...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Government economists critical of budget provisions : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that every economist of the government is speaking against the Union Budget provisions, leading to a chorus of dissent growing against it."The chorus of dissent against budget...

02-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley proved healthcare scheme is 'jumla' : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proven that the government's massive healthcare scheme was a "jumla" because no money has been provided for the initiative, touted as the biggest government-run health cover...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Government has failed fiscal consolidation test : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had failed the fiscal consolidation test that will have "serious consequences" on the economic growth rate.Chidambaram tweeted that the fiscal deficit limit of 3.2 per cent in 2017-18...

29-Jan-2018 New Delhi

BJP distorting debate on employment : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for "distorting and deflecting the debate on employment".The Congress leader said he empathised with all those who aspire for a regular job."A young man...

25-Jan-2018 New Delhi

When PM invited world to India, Ahmedabad was burning : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that on the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the world to invest in India, Ahmedabad was hit by mob violence over the Hindi movie 'Padmaavat'."When Prime Minister invited world business to invest in...

22-Jan-2018 New Delhi

'Militaristic approach' won't solve Kashmir problems : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said the government's "muscular militaristic approach" won't help in solving problems in Kashmir and advocated restraint in dealing with the situation there.In a series of tweets, Chidambaram asked Chief Minister...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Government misusing ED : P. Chidambaram

As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided his and his son's residences, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday accused the government of misusing the probe agency and asserted that he would not bend or break and would "continue to speak and...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

'Comedy of errors': P. Chidambaram on ED search at his residence

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday searched the houses of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Delhi and Chennai in connection with a money laundering case with the senior Congress leader saying he had anticipated the probe agency...

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Congress leaders meet Rahul over SC judges' attack on CJI

Senior Congress leaders including P. Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel, among others, called on party President Rahul Gandhi to brief him about the implications of the four senior judges of the Supreme Court publicly attacking Chief Justice Dipak Misra.Among...

11-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Locking stable after horses have bolted : P. Chidambaram on Aadhaar

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday said the government's new measure to secure Aadhaar data was meaningless because the damage has been done as millions of citizens have already shared their unique ID number with service providers."Under compulsion, millions...

07-Jan-2018 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal attack Modi government over Kashmir

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the Modi government's Kashmir policy, saying its "hard, muscular, militaristic" approach had failed to end militancy in the troubled state."It was claimed that the hard, muscular, militaristic approach will put...

06-Jan-2018 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram says there is economic slowdown, slams government on jobs

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the Narendra Modi government over its management of economy, saying the worst fears of an imminent economic slowdown have come true and job creation remains the ruling BJP's "single biggest failure".In a statement...

05-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Numbers prove there is an economic slowdown : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday targeted the Modi government over the estimated GDP growth of 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, saying the numbers prove there is "a slowdown".In a series of tweets, the former Union Finance Minister asked how will the government...

01-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Scrapping '8% bonds' a deplorable act : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that the Narendra Modi governments decision to scrap the '8 per cent taxable bond' was a "severe blow" to the middle class and a "deplorable act"."Modi government scraps 8% taxable...

26-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Remarks by ministers reveal BJP's true face : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday slammed BJP ministers for their remarks on changing the Constitution to remove the word secular and "shooting the doctors", saying this was the "true face" of the BJP."MoS (Home) and MoS (Skill Development) reveal the...

18-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Winner limped across finish line in Gujarat : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday took a swipe at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Gujarat results, saying the "winner limped across the finish line with a young sprinter close on his heels".In another jibe, Chidambaram said in the Gujarat...

16-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Youths will respond to Rahul Gandhi's call : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that youths will respond to new party President Rahul Gandhi's call for an "alternative narrative" based on equal opportunity and jobs for the youth in the country.Referring to Rahul Gandhi's inaugural speech as...

14-Dec-2017 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram accuses EC of 'sleeping on job'

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday accused the Election Commission of allowing a roadshow of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, saying it is a gross violation of rules and that the Commission was "sleeping on the job"."It is an election campaign....

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Should BJP go to any length to win Gujarat : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for levelling allegations against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari during the Gujarat election campaign."Is winning an election so important...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ambedkar's work rejects what BJP stands for : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for alleging that the Congress had tried to "suppress" B.R. Ambedkar's contributions, saying though the BJP is "desperate" to embrace the Dalit icon, his life and...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Youth of Gujarat have not accepted BJP : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said large sections of youth of Gujarat have not accepted BJP and have rallied behind Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mewani.He said in tweets that the "youth of Punjab accepted Congress. So did youth of...

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