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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Chidambaram slams income tax for 'partial' action in Tamil Nadu

A day after income tax sleuths along with poll flying squad carried out raids at the residence of DMK leader Kanimozhi at Tuticorin, Chidambaram in a series of tweets said, "the news," is that nothing was found during searches in her residence.

SC order on RBI's 'Feb 12, 2018 circular': Congress vindicated, says Chidambaram

P Chidambaram's comments come a day after the SC struck down the RBI's controversial 'February 12, 2018, circular', which replaced all earlier guidelines on the resolution of stressed assets with a new framework.


Tukde gang drafted national security points... agenda to break India: Arun Jaitley

In his blog, Arun Jaitley described the Congress as “the principal creator of the Jammu and Kashmir problem”, and accused it of ignoring Kashmiri Pandits.

P Chidambaram on NYAY scheme: Consulted enough economists who agreed scheme could be implemented

About the implementation of the NYAY scheme, Chidambaram said the scheme has to be tested in the field before being rolled out. There is enough data to identify the five crore families, Chidambaram added.

Only a foolish govt will disclose defence secret: Chidambaram on PM's Mission Shakti address

In an address to the nation, Modi had on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite under 'Mission Shakti', describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space superpowers.

Aircel-Maxis case: Protection from arrest to Chidambaram, Karti extended till April 26

P Chidambaram appeared before Special Judge O P Saini, who extended the interim relief granted to them.


Chidambaram lobbied for Sivaganga seat for his son inspite of corruption charges: Sudarsana Natchiappan

Raising doubts over Karti's candidature, Natchiappan questioned the logic behind the decision and asked on what grounds Karti was given the seat beside support from his father.

Lok Sabha polls: Congress releases ninth list, fields Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga

In 2014, Karti Chidambaram had unsuccessfully fought the parliamentary polls from the Sivaganga constituency, a stronghold of his father P Chidambaram.

RBI board rejected govt’s reasons for note ban: Congress

The “minutes of the RBI board meeting of 8-11-2016 exposes the incompetence of the government that announced demonetisation,” former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said.

Will Sushma Swaraj swoop down to London and bring back Nirav Modi, asks Chidambaram

Taking to the micro-blogging site, the Congress leader said, "When Lalit Modi stayed on in the UK, I wrote to the UK Chancellor that he should be sent back to India. Mrs Sushma Swaraj mocked me for writing letters."

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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.


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.