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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Speaker’s decision to disqualify 18 AIADMK MLAs partisan, nothing can save sinking ship: Chidambaram

On Monday, the Tamil Nadu Assembly’s strength reduced to 216 seats after Dhanapal disqualified 18 MLAs supporting rebel leader TTV Dinakaran

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Aircel-Maxis deal: Stop badgering Karti, question me instead, says P Chidambaram

“In Aircel-Maxis, FIPB recommended and I approved minutes. CBI should question me and not harass Karti Chidambaram,” Chidambaram said in a series of tweets, adding, “Sad CBI spreading misinformation. In Aircel-Maxis, FIPB officials have recorded statements before CBI that approval given was valid.”

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Karti Chidambaram refuses to appear before CBI in Aircel Maxis case

The agency had called Karti for questioning on Thursday in connection with the foreign investment clearance given in 2006 in the Aircel Maxis deal when his father P Chidambaram was the Finance Minister.

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Demonetisation ‘utter failure’: I expect very bad numbers for July-September, says P Chidambaram

Blaming demonetisation for the current deceleration in the economy, Chidambaram warned that the worst was yet to come.

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Gauri Lankesh murder: See who is being killed, not where killings are happening, says P Chidambaram

“Congress may be in government, another party may be in government. (But) People who are being killed are people speaking against religious bigotry, majoritarianism, superstition, religious intolerance,” said P Chindambaram.

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Govt should have courage to accept, it was a wrong decision: P Chidambaram on demonetisation

The former finance minister has been a staunch critic of Narendra Modi’s decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes, while slamming the RBI for recommending it to the government.

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Delhi court wants Indrani Mukerjea produced before it, Byculla jail tells CBI court

CBI officials said that since the hearing in the Sheena Bora case is currently underway with one of the main witnesses deposing, they will decide on the ED’s plea to interrogate her.

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Congress, CPM slam govt over GDP slide, demonetisation; PM must take responsibility for destroying economy: Opposition

“The Prime Minister must take full responsibility for destroying the economy of the country by his reckless decision on demonetisation and flawed policy directions. Publicity and propaganda cannot be an acceptable alternative to effective decision-making and course corrections,”Congress leader Anand Sharma said.

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Our worst fears have come true, sub-6 pc growth is catastrophe: P Chidambaram on GDP figures

“The slide in economy continues. Slow growth, low investment and no jobs. An explosive cocktail. Our worst fears have come true. Sub-6% growth is a catastrophe, ” Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram tweeted.

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‘Shame on RBI’: P Chidambaram on note figures post demonetisation

“Rs 16000 cr out of demonetised notes of Rs 1544,000 cr did not come back to RBI. That is 1%. Shame on RBI which ‘recommended’ demonetisation. “RBI ‘gained’ Rs 16000 crore, but ‘lost’ Rs 21000 crore in printing new notes! The economists deserve Nobel Prize,” he said in a tweets.

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Shame on RBI which ‘recommended’ demonetisation: Chidambaram

The RBI, nine months after the Centre announced the move to withdraw old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes in a bid to cut down on black money, said in its annual report that Rs 15.28 lakh crore out of the Rs 15.44 lakh crore withdrawn currency have come back into the banking system.

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CBI questions Karti Chidambaram for seven hours

Karti was questioned for the second time in connection with the dealings that a company associated with him had with INX Media, which got Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval when Chidambaram was finance minister.

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Panel led by Dr. Manmohan Singh to travel to J-K in September

The nine-member group, which has P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni, senior leader Karan Singh, state Congress chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and senior Kashmir leader Tariq Hameed Karra, will travel to all three regions of the state.

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House panel wants fresh look at Aadhaar issue

When the panel met Monday, Chidambaram said that with the apex court’s ruling, the security of Aadhaar data is something in which the Home Ministry will have a role and hence the whole issue now needs to be examined again. Most members in the panel concurred.

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CBI questions P Chidambaram’s son Karti for second time

Three suspected associates of Karti –Bhaskar Raman, Ravi Vishwanathan and Mohanan Rakesh — are also being questioned today in connection with the case, the sources said.