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  • Possible axis of China, Pakistan and Taliban-controlled Afghanistan cause for worry: Chidambaram Sep 01, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Possible axis of China, Pakistan and Taliban-controlled Afghanistan cause for worry: Chidambaram

    His remarks came after the UN Security Council, under India's Presidency, adopted a strong resolution demanding that the territory of Afghanistan not be used to threaten any country or shelter terrorists and that it expects the Taliban will adhere to commitments made by it on regarding the safe and orderly departure from the country of Afghans and all foreign nationals.

  • Govt telling SC it can't divulge its info in public confession that spyware was used: Chidambaram Aug 18, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    Govt telling SC it can't divulge its info in public confession that spyware was used: Chidambaram

    The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that divulging information on whether the country uses spyware like Pegasus or not would involve national security aspect as enemies of the nation or those indulging in terror activities would change or modulate their software.

  • Only PM Modi can answer on behalf of all ministries, why is he silent: Chidambaram on Pegasus row Aug 10, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Only PM Modi can answer on behalf of all ministries, why is he silent: Chidambaram on Pegasus row

    NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance software company, has been under increasing attack following allegations that its Pegasus software was used for surveillance of phones of people in several countries, including India.

  • Only govt 'unconcerned' about snooping allegations is that of India: Chidambaram Jul 26, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    Only govt 'unconcerned' about snooping allegations is that of India: Chidambaram

    French President Macron has spoken to Bennett over reports that Morocco's security forces may have used the Pegasus spyware to snoop on his cellphones.

  • IT Minister should answer if govt acquired Pegasus spyware: Chidambaram Jul 20, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    IT Minister should answer if govt acquired Pegasus spyware: Chidambaram

    In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said the minister should answer if the government acquired the Pegasus software/spyware.

  • P Chidambaram slams govt's COVID-19 vaccination programme Jul 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    P Chidambaram slams govt's COVID-19 vaccination programme

    "Vaccine shortage is a fact. Vaccine production is exaggerated. Vaccine import is a mystery. Vaccinating the entire adult population by December 2021 is an empty boast," he said.

  • Answer to crisis is to put money in hands of people: Chidambaram on govt package Jun 29, 2021 10:51 AM IST

    Answer to crisis is to put money in hands of people: Chidambaram on govt package

    Reacting to the development, Chidambaram said, "Some elementary truths: Credit guarantee is not credit. Credit is more debt. No banker will lend to a debt-ridden business."

  • Centre's directive to states to get vaccines from manufacturers abroad 'cynical move': Chidambaram May 25, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    Centre's directive to states to get vaccines from manufacturers abroad 'cynical move': Chidambaram

    His attack on the government came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said US pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna have declined to sell coronavirus vaccines to the city government as they want to directly deal with the Centre.

  • Govt covering up its failure in COVID vaccination through rhetoric, hyperbole: Chidambaram Apr 12, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    Govt covering up its failure in COVID vaccination through rhetoric, hyperbole: Chidambaram

    He also asked the government to provide funds to ramp up vaccine production and increase supplies as well as to authorise the use of more approved vaccines and allow their import.

  • Chidambaram attacks Centre for abstaining from voting on UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka Mar 24, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Chidambaram attacks Centre for abstaining from voting on UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka

    India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire, Chidambaram said on Twitter.

  • Chidambaram slams govt over its stand on farmers' protest Feb 28, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Chidambaram slams govt over its stand on farmers' protest

    "The reward to the farm sector for growing at 3.9% in a recession year is to treat the protesting farmers as if they were enemies of the state," the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.

  • Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab Feb 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab

    "The farmers are voters. So are migrant workers, MSMEs, the unemployed and the very poor families. When it is their turn, they will vote against the BJP like the Punjab voters.

  • Budget for the rich, of the rich, by the rich: Chidambaram Feb 11, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    Budget for the rich, of the rich, by the rich: Chidambaram

    Outrightly rejecting the budget for 2021-22, the senior Congress leader also lashed out at the ruling dispensation, charging it with "incompetent economic management".

  • Government has failed to stimulate demand: Chidambaram Feb 11, 2021 01:53 PM IST

    Government has failed to stimulate demand: Chidambaram

    Chidambaram claimed that the budget for 2021-22 has failed as even a small amount of cash transfer has not been given to the poor and the rations are not being continued with.

  • Start on a clean slate: Chidambaram to govt ahead of talks with protesting farmers Jan 20, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Start on a clean slate: Chidambaram to govt ahead of talks with protesting farmers

    Nine rounds of talks have taken place between the government and agitating farmer unions without any concrete resolution, while the tenth round is scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

  • ‘Too much bureaucracy’, Chidambaram returns jibe on Amitabh Kant’s "too much democracy" comment Dec 11, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    ‘Too much bureaucracy’, Chidambaram returns jibe on Amitabh Kant’s "too much democracy" comment

    P Chidambaram was on a roll, going on to tweet a series of posts in Hindi on BJP-led Uttar Pradesh’s new ‘Love Jihad’ laws, saying the state’s “creativity” deserves “Nobel Prizes for Literature (fiction) and for Peace”.

  • RBI bonds scheme discontinued: Chidambaram says it's another 'cruel blow' to citizens May 28, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    RBI bonds scheme discontinued: Chidambaram says it's another 'cruel blow' to citizens

    Deploring the government action, he urged people to demand from the government that the RBI Bond be restored immediately.

  • Govt's fiscal stimulus package hopelessly inadequate: Chidambaram May 18, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Govt's fiscal stimulus package hopelessly inadequate: Chidambaram

    Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said the stimulus package has left several sections like the poor, migrants, farmers, labourers, workers, small shopkeepers and middle class high and dry.

  • PM Modi gave headline, blank page: Chidambaram on financial package May 13, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    PM Modi gave headline, blank page: Chidambaram on financial package

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced massive new financial incentives on top of the previously announced packages for a combined stimulus of Rs 20 lakh crore.

  • Make modest opening of road, air transport to start economic activity: Chidambaram May 11, 2020 11:22 AM IST

    Make modest opening of road, air transport to start economic activity: Chidambaram

    The government has decided to start train services from May 12 connecting Delhi to some select stations across the country, bookings for which will begin from Monday by the IRCTC.

  • Former FM Chidambaram questions govt on migrants' plight May 07, 2020 07:28 AM IST

    Former FM Chidambaram questions govt on migrants' plight

    "What happened to the promise that the migrant workers will be transported by bus and train? Why are these people still walking to their home states," he asked in a series of tweets.

  • Govts imposing taxes in times of distress 'cruel': Chidambaram May 06, 2020 12:53 PM IST

    Govts imposing taxes in times of distress 'cruel': Chidambaram

    New or higher taxes are justified only when the economy is booming, the former finance minister said, dubbing the imposition of taxes as "cruel".

  • Chidambaram welcomes RBI's special liquidity facility for mutual funds Apr 27, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Chidambaram welcomes RBI's special liquidity facility for mutual funds

    The Reserve Bank of India on Monday announced a Rs 50,000 crore special liquidity facility for mutual funds, days after Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund decided to close six debt schemes.

  • Former FM Chidambaram slams govt's approach towards poor during lockdown Apr 08, 2020 09:50 AM IST

    Former FM Chidambaram slams govt's approach towards poor during lockdown

    "With unemployment at 23 percent (CMIE) and a freeze on daily wages/incomes, the government must immediately find the resources and remonetise (give cash to) the poor," he said in a series of tweets.

  • Act boldly, act now to check spread of coronavirus: Chidambaram Mar 23, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Act boldly, act now to check spread of coronavirus: Chidambaram

    "For nearly a week, I have pleaded for a lockdown throughout the country for 2-4 weeks. My plea was met with silence and, in some cases, by derisive trolls," he said.

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