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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.


NPR nothing but NRC in disguise: Chidambaram

January 19, 2020 8:25 am

Chidambaram said that states are justified in opposing the implementation of the NPR and CAA as the Constitutional validity lies with the Supreme Court.

Piyush snubbing Bezos will help make India $5 trillion economy: Chidambaram quips

January 17, 2020 2:08 pm

"The snub will reverse the five successive month decline in Imports and the eight successive month decline in exports," Chidambaram said, adding "the Commerce Minister should snub more people to boost Imports and Exports."

Across the aisle: Students have sensed that something is ‘terribly wrong’ in the way country is being governed

January 12, 2020 10:35 am

The ferment that we witness in the campuses of Indian universities and colleges bears a striking resemblance to the events of 1968. Students and youth have sensed that something is ‘terribly wrong’ in the way the country is being governed.

SC order on Kashmir rebuffs government's arrogance: P Chidambaram

January 10, 2020 4:29 pm

"SC order is a rebuff to the unconstitutional and arrogant stance of the central government and the J&K administration on the restrictions imposed in J&K," former Union Minister P Chidambaram said.

P Chidambaram says GDP estimate 'exaggerated', blames BJP for mismanagement of economy

January 08, 2020 1:33 pm

P Chidambaram predicted that key sectors, including agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction, would not grow more than 3.2 per cent in the second half of the financial year.

JNU violence: From Chidambaram to Smriti Irani, here's how political leaders reacted

January 06, 2020 8:05 pm

JNU violence: As the incident triggered protests across the country with several educational institutions showing solidarity with JNU, Delhi Police crime branch registered a case against unidentified persons for rioting and damage to property.

JNU attack 'descent into fascism', buck stops with Amit Shah: Chidambaram

January 06, 2020 3:16 pm

"Where is Delhi Police commissioner, why didn't he rush to JNU when students were being attacked and shown on TV," Chidambaram said at a press conference in New Delhi.

JNU violence HIGHLIGHTS: BJP, Left supporters face off near Jadavpur University; police resort to baton charge

January 07, 2020 9:28 am

JNU Violence: Delhi Police on Monday registered a case against unidentified people under the section of rioting and damage to property.

Why did Home Minister not say govt is doing NPR, not NRC: P Chidambaram

January 05, 2020 5:25 pm

"NPR is clearly linked to NRC. Why did Home Minister not say we are doing NPR, we will not do NRC? Let them say categorically that NRC is ruled out," Chidambaram said.

'Mind your business,' Chidambaram tells Army Chief Rawat for remarks on CAA protests

December 28, 2019 11:05 pm

The former union minister said it is a "shame" that Army general, DGP of Uttar Pradesh were being asked to speak in support of the government.


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

November 12, 2018 9:37 am

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.