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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Delhi High Court clarifies Chidambaram bail order in INX Media case

The Delhi High Court on Monday said there was no “cut and paste” in its November 15 order denying bail to former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

INX Media case: Chidambaram’s plea against bail denial in apex court tomorrow

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal mentioned the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, which listed it for Wednesday.


INX Media money laundering case: Chidambaram moves SC seeking bail

Chidambaram, who is in Tihar Jail under charges of corruption, was denied bail by the Delhi High Court Friday. His judicial custody will expire on November 27.

INX Media case: Delhi HC denies bail to P Chidambaram

The CBI arrested Chidambaram on August 21. The next day, he was remanded in CBI custody and on September 5, he was sent to judicial custody in Tihar jail. The judicial custody was extended several times.

INX Media case: Delhi HC rejects Chidambaram's bail plea

On Wednesday, a special CBI court in Delhi extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case till November 27.

Treatment being given to Chidambaram not satisfactory, has already lost 8-9 kgs: Family

A Delhi court extended his judicial custody till November 27 in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate.


INX Media Case: Court extends Chidambaram’s judicial custody till November 27

Chidambaram could not be produced in person due to the ongoing strike called by several bar associations following the violence at Tis Hazari court and appeared before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar through video conference.

INX Media money laundering case: Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till November 27

Because of the ongoing lawyers' strike in Delhi, Chidambaram appeared in Rouse Avenue Court via video conferencing from Tihar jail.

INX Media case: Delhi HC reserves order on Chidambaram’s bail plea

Justice Suresh Kait heard the ED’s arguments and suggested that if he reads the sealed documents submitted by the agency, he can put forward their submission to Chidambaram’s counsel without revealing crucial details.

ED seeks dismissal of Chidambaram bail plea: ‘tried to influence witness’

The ED submitted that the manner in which the high office of the country was misused by Chidambaram for personal gain disentitles him from seeking relief, and giving bail to Chidambaram would be against “zero tolerance policy in corruption” and set a wrong precedent.

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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

Here are the pics of the week gone by.


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.