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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Take nation into confidence on J-K, Congress tells govt

“The Congress repudiates the Government’s claim and calls upon the Government to take the nation into confidence and disclose what it is doing to bring about normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir,” the two leaders said in the joint statement.

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Threat was real but Emergency a wrong answer: P Chidambaram

The former Union minister said there can be no comparison between the Congress’s revival after the party lost power post-Emergency and now when it faces a “formidable political machinery called the RSS”

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Venkaiah Naidu hits out at P Chidambaram, says ‘give constructive suggestions on GST’

Describing the Modi government’s Goods and Services Tax GST) law as “very, very imperfect”, the Congress leader had said Thursday that it could not be labelled “one nation, one tax” since it had seven or more tax rates.

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What has been rolled out is a mockery of GST, should’ve been delayed by 2 months: P Chidambaram

Stating that GST should have been delayed by two months, the senior Congress leader said the new tax regime should have undergone a dry run before implementation. Chidambaram has been one of the most vocal critics of the Goods and Services Tax, which was rolled out from July 1. 

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Chidambaram: Hastily implemented, GST will trigger inflation

Calling it a bad legislation, Chidambaram said what has been implemented now is neither the real GST that the Congress had designed, nor is it the ideal GST devised by experts.

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GST rollout: Get Set for Turbulence

The worst tendencies of the Indian State and politics and business have found their way into the design of the GST that was launched yesterday. Many of the flaws in the design were the result of forced political compromise, writes P Chidambaram

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‘Extraordinarily foolish note ban has set back economy’

The first is investment to GDP ratio, the second is credit growth and the third is the number of jobs that were created.

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P Chidambaram counters Arun Jaitley’s claims, says economy is ‘rapidly’ declining

P Chidambaram says the economic growth will further decline if the government does not take corrective measures.

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Karti Chidambaram, accused in INX Media money laundering case, returns from London

The CBI has filed an FIR against Karti Chidambaram alleging that he had accepted bribe from the INX Media, owned by Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, to help them evade a tax probe when P Chidambaram was finance minister.

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FIPB approval: Chidambaram says charges against son ‘preposterous’

The former finance minister said it was “preposterous” to suggest that any member of his family could influence six secretaries of the central government who were part of the FIPB.

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Not just INX, ED sends summons to many firms that dealt with Karti Chidambaram-tied companies

One company official who received the summons told The Indian Express that the company has already appeared before the ED but has been unable to give details of what services these two firms — ASCPL and Chess — offered.

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Govt trying to silence my voice, will still speak, write: P Chidambaram

The Congress said “revenge has become the DNA of the BJP government”, but none of its leaders or those in the opposition would be deterred out of “fear of the politics of revenge and vendetta.”

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CBI raids Karti Chidambaram, alleges he got father’s ministry to clear FDI for INX media

The CBI has alleged that the INX Media’s FDI proposal was “deceitful and fallacious” but was approved by then Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

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Day of reckoning has come: Arun Jaitley on raids on P Chidambaram, Lalu Prasad Yadav

Arun Jaitley said the CBI don’t act unless there is a ‘substantial basis and a reason to suspect’ that there is a tax evasion or a crime has been committed.

CBI on raids on Karti Chidambaram: ‘Searches underway; there are mails, hard disks that need to be examined’

“Have set process of investigation in motion. All people whose involvement comes forth, will be investigated,” added CBI.