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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.


Day after raids on Chidambarams, CBI arrests Karti aide Bhaskararaman

May 18, 2022 10:18 am

‘Bribe for visas’ case: CBI officer says Bhaskararaman was arrested as he was not cooperating with the investigation

Chidambaram, Congress question timing of CBI searches

May 18, 2022 7:41 am

Congress's communication department head Randeep Surjewala said P Chidambaram is a patriot, whose commitment to the country is unquestionable

HashtagPolitics: Kiren Rijiju, P Chidambaram spar over sedition law

May 12, 2022 3:18 pm

The Congress on Wednesday had hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to put on hold the sedition law, saying a clear cut message has gone to subjugators of dissent that “you can no longer suppress the voice of truth” and those critical of the government must be heard.

Citizen vs State vs Liberty

May 08, 2022 9:16 am

P Chidambaram writes: There is a deliberate and determined attempt to strike at the very foundations of the Indian State. There is a stealthy attempt to deprive the people of their liberty and inalienable rights by chipping at the margins

No one can take our freedom away, says Chidambaram

May 07, 2022 9:01 am

A state-of-the-art production room and broadcast hall were inaugurated by Chidambaram. He also released a book of the journey of 100 years of Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth.

Bengal protests against Chidambaram: Legal battles of another kind for Congress

May 06, 2022 8:15 am

In the Keventers case, Bengal Cong chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has questioned the sale of more than 46% stake in Metro Dairy, a State-controlled company, to the private firm, saying there was lack of transparency over the deal and question marks over the price fixed for the deal.

'PM Modi’s 8 years of misgovernance is a case study': Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Centre

May 02, 2022 1:00 pm

"PM Modi’s 8-years of misgovernance is a case study on how to ruin what was once one of the world’s fastest growing economies," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted

'Modi hai, mumkin hai': Chidambaram's jibe at Centre over power crisis

April 30, 2022 1:15 pm

Attacking the government over the coal crisis issue, Chidambaram said, "Abundant coal, large rail network, unutilised capacity in thermal plants. Yet, there is acute power shortage. Modi Government cannot be blamed. It is because of 60 years of Congress rule!"

Finance Ministry 'embarrassed' PM by putting out GST dues on day he admonished states: Chidambaram

April 28, 2022 11:02 am

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday said the Centre has already released eight months of GST compensation dues to the states for the fiscal ended March 2022 and Rs 78,704 crore is pending due to inadequate balance in the cess fund.

Complete breakdown of law, order: Chidambaram on bulldozer-enabled demolitions

April 24, 2022 1:13 pm

Chidambaram came down hard on the Jahangirpuri demolitions and those in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone earlier, saying the BJP leaders' justification of the bulldozer-enabled demolitions "flies in the face of the law".


'Chintan Shivir': Congress holds brainstorming session to revive party

May 14, 2022 10:42 pm

Chintan Shivir: Congress top brass party's three-day brainstorming session

After CWC meeting, Congress attacks BJP govt, releases internal election schedule

October 16, 2021 10:43 pm

Rreacting to comments by some G-23 leaders that the party needs an active president, Sonia said, “I am, if you will allow me to say so, a full-time and hands on Congress President.”

Bhandari ‘admits’ to email from Robert Vadra, DU admissions begin: Top headlines of today

June 01, 2016 11:10 am

From Chidambaram saying there was nothing wrong in the second affidavit drafted in the Ishrat Jahan case to Sanjay Bhandari admitting to email from Robert vadra, top news that made headlines today.

Top Frames: Best pictures from the week gone by

November 22, 2014 8:00 am

Here are the pics of the week gone by.

Interim Budget 2014: Chidambaram woos middle class with duty sops on automobiles

February 17, 2014 6:27 pm

In sops to middle-class ahead of the elections and to boost manufacturing, the Interim Budget Monday slashed excise duty on cars and two- wheelers, capital goods and consumer non durables and acceptance of long standing demand of one-rank-one-pension for ex-servicemen.


Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.

P Chidambaram At Express Adda

May 10, 2016 4:34 pm

There is no new idea in Budget 2016-17: P. Chidambaram

February 29, 2016 4:37 pm

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Congress Leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said that one big take away from Budget 2016-17 was that there is no new idea presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, adding that NDA has followed its own brand of budget making. He further said that there is no major relief for tax payers, and the reduction of corporate tax rate from 30 percent to 29 percent for a very limited class, is laughable. He said that the only virtue of the budget is that it has left every section disappointed and he is happy that the UPA schemes have been continued with. He added that the government is boasting that they collected more tax than ever, but it was only due to excise on crude and not from corporate tax.

Why was Chidambaram silent when Afzal was hanged?: Swamy

February 25, 2016 9:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Attacking former finance minister P Chidambaram for his remarks on Afzal’s hanging, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said what took him two years to open his mouth? Swamy questioned that despite being in part of UPA government at that time, why had Chidambaram maintained silence, if there were grave doubts about the extent of Afzal’s involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack. He further said a case of sedition should be filed against him for provoking people to bring down the current government.