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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.


After 7 years, deprivation, disease & death

April 25, 2021 9:24 am

The quality of governance has sunk to an abysmal low. The result is what we see around us — deprivation, debt, disease and death.

States must jointly negotiate uniform vaccine price with manufacturers: Chidambaram

April 23, 2021 2:35 pm

Serum Institute of India announced a price of Rs 400 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.

Hopes of entire nation in hands of voters of West Bengal: Chidambaram

April 21, 2021 2:22 pm

Holding the BJP responsible for the "medical catastrophe" in the country, he said that voters in the 6th round of polling in West Bengal on Thursday have a great opportunity to speak for the entire country.

Chidambaram targets govt over vaccination plan

April 12, 2021 5:29 am

“We were the first to demand universal vaccination and get rid of the silly app and the need for pre-registration. Vaccination must be a walk-in programme. Government must immediately provide funds to ramp up production in India and increase supplies,” P Chidambaram said.

The ghost of Rafale appears

April 11, 2021 9:14 am

The Rafale deal will be exhumed. Until then, the ghost will haunt the government.

Walk-in registrations for Covid vaccination must be allowed for all age groups now: P Chidambaram

April 07, 2021 8:42 pm

The Indian Medical Association had earlier written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting that vaccination be allowed for all people above the age of 18 years.

Chidambarams skip INX media case hearing, cite star campaigner status in Tamil Nadu polls

April 07, 2021 12:11 pm

Meanwhile, co-accused Peter Mukerjea, who is out on bail in the CBI case, has moved bail in the ED case through his lawyer Sandeep Kapur. His bail application will be heard on April 16. On the same day the court will hear the scrutiny of documents after it supplied copies of the chargesheet to the accused today.

INX Media case: Court takes cognizance of ED case, summons Chidambaram, son

March 25, 2021 3:53 am

Special Judge NK Nagpal has summoned all the accused, including Peter Mukherjea and six companies, on April 7.

Why blame the middle class

March 16, 2021 9:02 pm

It’s the Opposition’s lack of credibility, its failure to mobilise that accounts for the consolidation deficit against the government, not middle-class apathy, as P Chidambaram suggests.

Madras HC dismisses plea challenging Chidambaram’s 2009 poll win

February 18, 2021 7:00 am

Chidambaram had been elected by a margin of 3,354 votes.


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.