“Now I don’t know what more disruptive and reckless measures are there in the armoury,” said Chidambaram.
“Indian economy is not in good shape is now obvious. The IMF has projected that the growth rate of India this current fiscal year will not be 7.6 per cent but 6.6 percent. Several other agencies have made similar projections,” said Singh.
The United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and Employees had earlier written a letter to RBI Governor Urjit Patel saying that employees were feeling “humiliated” by events since demonetisation.
Chidambaram said that except Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, “no one in the world thinks that the GDP wont be hit.
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“This is an absurd move by the government. No one has any good word to say on this,” Chidambaram said.
Others elected are former union minister Praful Patel (NCP), BJP’s Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Vikas Mahatme and Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut.
Chidambaram said the affidavit was drafted after Ahmedabad Metropolitan Judge S P Tamang’s report said the encounter was fake.
Chidambaram showed a total income of Rs 8.58 crore for the year 2014-15 while his spouse showed income of Rs 1.25 crore for the same period during the filing of income tax return.
“A regime change will happen. I am totally confident that a DMK government will be formed,” Chidambaram told reporters here after casting his vote.
P Chidambaram was a guest at the Express Adda in Mumbai last week, where he spoke about nationalism not being the preserve of any party, the Ishrat Jahan case and the churn that our universities are going through.
“I think, on a more careful reflection, the assembly should not have suspended the MLA, that’s my opinion,” Chidambaram said at the Express Adda in Mumbai Friday.
In 2013, the Supreme Court, by an interim order, ruled that Aadhaar could not be made mandatory to receive benefits. In 2015, the case was referred to a larger bench to decide the question whether Aadhaar infringed the right to privacy.
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to be the guest at Friday’s Express Adda in Mumbai.