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P Chidambaram

Palaniappan Chidambaram is a senior Congress leader and a Rajya Sabha MP who has previously been the Minister of Finance (1996-1997, 2004-2009, 2012- 2014) as well as the Minister of Home (2008-2012) in the previous UPA governments. A lawyer by profession and an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School, Chidambaram is virtually Congress' most significant face from Tamil Nadu. Recently, as an Opposition leader in the Upper House, Chidambaram frequently criticised the ruling government on issues like demonetization and fiscal policy at large.
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ED raids in INX Media case

INX Media case: ED conducts fresh raids in Chennai

The Enforcement Directorate’s raids come a day after Karti, the son of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, was interrogated by the agency for over 10 hours.

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P Chidambaram takes swipe at NDA govt, says economy downward

“What is the average of 4 years of NDA? It is 7.3 under new methodology and lower than UPA’s 10 year average. What is the direction of NDA’s growth rate? Investments? Savings? Credit growth? All downward,” P Chidambaram said

In UPA, economy was under a terrible doctor, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley responds to Chidambaram: In UPA, economy was under a terrible doctor

Arun Jaitley was responding to Congress member P Chidambaram’s charges on the government’s economic policy, including NHPS, for which he alleged that no budgetary provision had been made

Chidambaram lists three ‘jumlas’, 12 questions to Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha

Tears into Budget in Rajya Sabha; says MSP, promised jobs, health insurance are jumlas.

CBI enquiry in Aircel-Maxis case

Aircel-Maxis case: CBI begins inquiry into how probe papers reached home of P Chidambaram

The senior Congress leader on January 13 had termed the ED raids against his son “a comedy of errors” and claimed that officers were left “embarrassed” and “apologetic” as they could not find anything at his Jor Bagh house.

CBI enquiry in Aircel-Maxis case

NDA govt in denial over economic situation: Congress

Former finance minister P Chidambaram also termed Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian as a “good doctor” whose advice on the economy was not being heeded by the NDA government.

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Union Budget 2018: Congress calls Budget defeatist, questions fiscal arithmetic

Chidambaram said with this Budget, it is “pretty much not possible” to achieve a growth rate of 7.5 per cent, as forecast by the Economic Survey for next fiscal

CBI enquiry in Aircel-Maxis case

Jaitley failed fiscal deficit test, thank God this was last budget of this govt: P Chidambaram

Budget 2018: P Chidamabaram said, “All deficits have crossed the budget estimates. No measure to boost exports. Promise of Rs 5 lakh per family for secondary and tertiary healthcare a big jumla.”

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P Chidambaram: Oppn parties will join hands for 2019 through broad understanding

Chidambaram’s comments come at a time when the CPM and the SP have signalled their aversion to have an electoral tie-up with the Congress and some like the NCP and Trinamool Congress appear uncomfortable in accepting Rahul Gandhi at the helm of the opposition front.

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P Chidambaram targets govt on jobs, BJP says insult to poor

Chidambaram went on to argue that real job creation will be reflected by robust increase in private investment, private consumption, exports and credit demand, which is not happening yet.

CBI enquiry in Aircel-Maxis case

Chidambaram lashes out at govt on fuel prices

Chidambaram accused the government of squandering windfall gains reaped through “massive taxation” on petrol and diesel, in “wasteful expenditure”.

CBI enquiry in Aircel-Maxis case

P Chidambaram slams Centre over fiscal management, dubs it ‘anti-consumer’

The former finance minister’s comments come on the heels of Budget 2018-19 that will be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1.

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ED searches Karti’s premises, Chidambaram calls it comedy of errors

Terming the searches targeting his son a “comedy of errors”, Chidambaram said the officials who searched his premises were embarrassed and apologetic as they could not find anything

CBI enquiry in Aircel-Maxis case

I shall neither bend nor break, says P Chidambaram post ED raids at Karti’s premises

“I belong to the Opposition party. Let the government misuse the ED. I shall neither bend nor break and I shall continue to speak and write,” said P Chidambaram.

Comedy of errors, says P Chidambaram on ED raids against Karti

P Chidambaram’s remarks came hours after the agency, which is investigation Karti, raided properties in Delhi and Chennai in connection with the INX Media case.