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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.


A worm’s-eye view

August 09, 2020 9:28 am

The triple crises — the mismanagement of the economy, the spread of the pandemic and the confrontation with China — have exposed India’s weaknesses.

Extension of Mufti detention is abuse of law: Chidambaram

August 02, 2020 1:32 am

"How is the 61-year-old former chief minister, a protected person under security guard round the clock, a threat to public safety?" the Congress leader asked.

Extension of Mehbooba Mufti's detention abuse of law: Chidambaram

August 01, 2020 10:38 pm

"How is the 61 year old former chief minister, a protected person under security guard round the clock, a threat to public safety?" the Congress leader asked.

Congress veterans say look within, young MP says start with yourself, UPA II

July 31, 2020 3:32 pm

Sparks flew at a meeting of its Rajya Sabha MPs convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday.

Chidambaram: 'BJP-appointed governors have repeatedly violated letter and spirit of Constitution'

July 27, 2020 5:50 pm

"Governors appointed by the BJP since 2014 have repeatedly violated the letter and spirit of the Constitution of India. In the process, they have gravely impaired parliamentary democracy, its conventions and traditions," Chidambaram said during a virtual press conference.

Rajasthan government crisis Highlights: Gehlot govt insists on July 31 for session, sends revised proposal to Guv

July 29, 2020 1:20 am

Rajasthan Government crisis Today News: The Cabinet discussed the points raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra and said it is sticking to its demand for holding the session from July 31.

‘9 successive quarters of economic decline and an impending recession’: Chidambaram attacks govt

July 17, 2020 3:55 pm

He asked as to what the NDA government has done since 2015. "Only caused a decline in economic growth for 9 successive quarters and an impending recession in 2020-21.”

Rajasthan political crisis: In surprise move, Pilot speaks to Chidambaram

July 17, 2020 11:20 am

Pilot spoke to Chidambaram, a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee, over phone in a reach-out that came days after the Congress stripped him of the posts of Deputy Chief Minister and president of the Rajasthan PCC.

Debacle of summit diplomacy

July 12, 2020 9:29 am

The fallout for India is a diplomatic disaster, a military setback (at least temporarily) and a complete wipe-out of the gains since 1993.

Daily briefing: Geelani's resignation blows lid off Pak medical college racket; Ganguly brand role raises conflict of interest issues

July 05, 2020 8:35 am

From US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo's quiet call to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on the ongoing India-China tension to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's conflict of interest over an Instagram post, read the top stories from the print edition today.


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.