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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Chidambaram mocks govt's sudden love for Moody's, says it was Modi regime which questioned credit rating agency's methodology

Modi govt likely to get corruption tag as UPA II: Chidambaram

The former finance minister said the erstwhile Congress-led UPA-2 dispensation had acquired a reputation for “many many corrupt deeds” at the fag end of its tenure.

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Madras High Court quashes IT order against P Chidambaram, family

The matter relates to the petitioners claiming exemption of entire income from sale of coffee and pepper from their estate in Coorg in Karnataka in 2008-09 as agricultural income under section 10(1) of the Income Tax Act, which was allowed then.

Chidambaram mocks govt's sudden love for Moody's, says it was Modi regime which questioned credit rating agency's methodology

‘Panic-stricken’ Modi govt has no option but to change GST rates: Chidambaram

Chidambaram said the government will be forced to heed the advice of the opposition and experts due to the Gujarat assembly elections next month.

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Demonetisation anniversary: Let Gujarat election campaign start, you will find ‘eliminated’ black money, says P Chidambaram

In a series of tweets, former union finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram asked whether anyone can deny the loss of lives due to demonetisation. “Can any one deny lives were lost, small businesses closed and jobs were lost?,” he asked. 

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PM Modi imagining a ghost and attacking it: P Chidambaram

The former Union Finance Minister also denied Modi’s claim that the Congress couldn’t digest the NDA government’s achievement over surgical strikes.

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PM Modi on Chidambaram’s remarks: Shameless Congress speaking language used in Pakistan

In a small reference to the forthcoming polls in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he gets the feeling that the people of Karnataka are impatient for the polls.

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Mumbai Confidential: The No. 2 Slot

Word is that Chandrakant Patil’s office had sensed a potential challenge from former CM Narayan Rane, who is to be inducted in the cabinet, resulting in the rearguard action

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Arun Jaitley questions Congress understanding of Kashmir

Jaitley, who was in Shimla on Sunday to release the BJP’s vision document for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections, accused the Congress of contradictions.

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Congress leaders backing ‘Azadi’ in Kashmir an insult to our brave soldiers, says PM Modi in Karnataka

Criticising Chidambaram’s stance on Kashmir, he said, “Yesterday’s statement of a Congress leader on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes & bravery of our Army.”

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Chidambaram seeks greater autonomy for Jammu-Kashmir, Congress distances itself from statement

Congress seeks to differ from ‘opinion of individual’, BJP slams former finance minister P Chidambaram.

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Smriti Irani slams Chidambaram, says ‘J&K autonomy’ remarks reflect Congress’ mentality

The Union minister said it was shameful that Chidambaram made the comments in Gujarat, the birthplace of Sardar Patel, who dedicated his life for the unity and prosperity of India

Chidambaram mocks govt's sudden love for Moody's, says it was Modi regime which questioned credit rating agency's methodology

P Chidambaram on demonetisation: ‘One can’t burn his whole house down if there’s a mosquito in it’

P Chidambaram said there is nothing like black money, but a “shadow economy” that operated in India. By “shadow economy”, Chidambaram said he meant income that escaped the tax system

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When people of J-K ask for ‘Azadi’ they actually seek autonomy: Chidambaram in Rajkot

Speaking at Rajkot, Chidambaram said: “Must consider areas to give autonomy to J&K. It’ll remain part of India but will have larger powers as promised under Article 370.”

Chidambaram mocks govt's sudden love for Moody's, says it was Modi regime which questioned credit rating agency's methodology

P Chidambaram targets govt: ‘If economy is strong, why announce bank recapitalisation?’

P Chidambaram said, “Indian economy grew 8.5 per cent between 2004 and 2009, which is the best ever rate in India so far. But it has slowed down terribly since 2014.”

Chidambaram mocks govt's sudden love for Moody's, says it was Modi regime which questioned credit rating agency's methodology

P Chidambaram takes a dig at BJP for objecting to Tamil film ‘Mersal’

“BJP demands deletion of dialogues in ‘Mersal’. Imagine the consequences if ‘Parasakthi’ was released today,” Chidambaram tweeted.