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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INX Media case: Chidambaram denies CBI claim of using FM office for personal gain

In a rejoinder to the CBI's reply on his bail plea, the former finance minister said a look-out circular has already been issued against him and it is preposterous to allege that he is a flight risk and can evade the process of law.

'Will be strong', tweets Chidambaram as Sonia, Manmohan meet him at Tihar

Chidambaram is being probed by CBI and ED in cases of corruption and money laundering in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval granted to INX Media during his tenure as finance minister in 2007.


INX Media case: In HC, CBI opposes Chidambaram’s bail plea, calls him main conspirator

In its counter-affidavit filed in the High Court registry late on Friday, the CBI said, “It is a clear case of betrayal of public at large.”

INX Media case: Chair and pillow taken away, Chidambaram in Tihar until Oct 3

Chidambaram clarified that jail authorities had placed two-three chairs in the hall outside his cell. “I would sit with the warden. All the chairs were removed. For my sake, the warden is not given the chair.”

INX Media case: Chidambaram to stay in Tihar Jail till October 3 as court extends judicial custody

The CBI and ED are probing allegations of corruption and money laundering in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval granted to INX Media during Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister.

Chidambaram calls idea that Hindi can unite India as 'dangerous'

Chidambaram urged Tamul Nadu Congress president KS Alagiri and party workers to join DMK's state-wide protest called on September 20 against the imposotion of Hindi.


Delhi HC transfers 2G cases to court hearing INX Media cases

As per the order issued by the Delhi High Court Registrar General D K Sharma, Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar will undertake the trial of the 2G case from October 1 as Judge Saini is retiring on September 30.

May God bless this country: Chidambaram on economy on his 74th birthday

Thanking his friends and party colleagues for lifting his spirits higher, the former finance minister said, "I am reminded that I am 74 years old. Indeed I am but at heart, I feel 74 years young. Thank you all, my spirits have been lifted higher."

No 56 can stop you: Dig at Modi and more in Karti's birthday letter to P Chidambaram

From Chandrayaan-2 to Rafael Nadal at US open, Karti went on to apprise his father P Chidambaram about events happening in and around the world.

INX Media case: Delhi court rejects P Chidambaram’s plea to surrender

The court maintained that if the investigating officer was not willing to arrest the applicant at this stage, his application to surrender cannot be entertained.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Nitish Kumar Underlining "Maximum Opposition Unity" Was The Need Of The Hour In The Month Of Feb

Making a clarion call for opposition unity, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was the need of the hour. Participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s book “Fearless in Opposition” as part of the Express Book Series along with Rupa, he said, “It is time […]


Demonetisation Worse Than Natural Calamity: P Chidambaram

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday took on the Modi government over its demonetisation move. He was speaking at a press conference in Nagpur.  Delivering scathing comments, Chidambaram said demonetisation was the biggest scam of the year and demanded that a probe be initiated. He also said the economy was suffering as major markets […]

P Chidambaram At Express Adda

This edition of the Express Adda, held at Express Towers, Nariman Point, Mumbai, saw former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in conversation with The Indian Express National Opinion Editor Vandita Mishra and National Affairs Editor P Vaidyanathan Iyer. Chidambaram took questions from a select audience, speaking about reservations in universities, nationalism, banking […]

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

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

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.