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  • INX Media case: Delhi court grants exemption from personal appearance to P Chidambaram, son Karti Apr 07, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    INX Media case: Delhi court grants exemption from personal appearance to P Chidambaram, son Karti

    Special Judge M K Nagpal granted relief to the Chidambarams after an application in this regard was moved by their lawyer, saying the accused were busy in assembly election campaign in Tamil Nadu.

  • INX Media: Delhi court issues summons to P Chidambaram, son Karti in money laundering case Mar 24, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    INX Media: Delhi court issues summons to P Chidambaram, son Karti in money laundering case

    Special Judge M K Nagpal issued summons against the senior Congress leader, his son and others directing them to appear before court on April 7.

  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman will present dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 in budget: Congress Jan 28, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman will present dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 in budget: Congress

    At a press conference, former finance minister P Chidambaram also demanded that the government should make direct cash transfers to 20-30 per cent of the families at the bottom of the economy at least for a period of six months.

  • No one was consulted, govt must agree to start on 'clean slate': Chidambaram on farm laws impasse Jan 16, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    No one was consulted, govt must agree to start on 'clean slate': Chidambaram on farm laws impasse

    The fault lies with the government because it will not agree to get rid of the disputed laws, the former Union minister said.

  • Chidambaram expresses concern over crony capitalism, says nation needs not just 5 but 500 business houses Jan 09, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Chidambaram expresses concern over crony capitalism, says nation needs not just 5 but 500 business houses

    Situation in the MSME sector is quite terrible, Chidambaram said adding the government should consider giving loans to micro and small businesses at concessional rates so that they survive.

  • ‘Need comprehensive review’: P Chidambaram joins Congress critics Nov 19, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    ‘Need comprehensive review’: P Chidambaram joins Congress critics

    Talking about the Bihar assembly election result, former union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has said he feels that his party contested more seats than its organisational strength.

  • Bihar Election 2020: People will send message that jobs, inflation are key issues, says Chidambaram Nov 08, 2020 08:52 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: People will send message that jobs, inflation are key issues, says Chidambaram

    Counting of votes for the three-phase Bihar assembly polls, will be held on November 10. Most of the exit polls on November 7 predicted RJD to again emerge as the single largest party.

  • Bihar Election 2020: 'Last election' appeal means Nitish Kumar is seeking 'mercy' for his non-performance, says P Chidambaram Nov 06, 2020 12:51 AM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: 'Last election' appeal means Nitish Kumar is seeking 'mercy' for his non-performance, says P Chidambaram

    On the last day of campaigning for the third phase of the Bihar polls, Nitish Kumar stunned his audience with his remark that the assembly elections under way in the state were his last.

  • 'Didn't know 19 was a smaller number than 10': P Chidambaram on BJP's 19 lakh jobs promise in Bihar Oct 23, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    'Didn't know 19 was a smaller number than 10': P Chidambaram on BJP's 19 lakh jobs promise in Bihar

    "After mocking the RJD for promising to create 10 lakh jobs, the NDA has promised to create 19 lakh jobs in Bihar if elected,” P Chidambaram tweeted.

  • Wish economy was 'circus lion' that would respond to 'ringmaster's stick': P Chidambaram Oct 22, 2020 10:29 PM IST

    Wish economy was 'circus lion' that would respond to 'ringmaster's stick': P Chidambaram

    "Is it not intriguing that @DasShaktikanta, the SEBI Chairman and the DEA Secretary should speak on the same day on the same subject?" the former finance minister said. All three have tried to "talk up" the economy, Chidambaram said.

  • Kerala can leapfrog into a new world by 2030 if it transforms economy beyond conventional bounds: P Chidambaram Oct 03, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Kerala can leapfrog into a new world by 2030 if it transforms economy beyond conventional bounds: P Chidambaram

    The senior Congress leader said the state should transform to a knowledge-based economy by embracing Information and Communications Technology, Artificial Intelligence of Robotics and a highly networked world.

  • Numbers prove money given was 'niggardly', 'insufficient': Chidambaram on govt assistance Sep 10, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Numbers prove money given was 'niggardly', 'insufficient': Chidambaram on govt assistance

    The Finance Ministry on Tuesday said more than 42 crore people have received Rs 68,820-crore financial assistance under the government's Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to protect the poor and vulnerable from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • GDP numbers exposed Modi govt's fake narrative: P Chidambaram Sep 01, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    GDP numbers exposed Modi govt's fake narrative: P Chidambaram

    Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said it will take many months before the economy turns the corner and registers positive growth.

  • Will FM answer how to describe mismanagement of economy before pandemic: P Chidambaram Aug 29, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Will FM answer how to describe mismanagement of economy before pandemic: P Chidambaram

    Sitharaman on Thursday had said the economy has been hit by the pandemic, which is an 'Act of God', and it will see a contraction in the current fiscal.

  • P Chidambaram urges J-K parties to stand resolutely behind demand for restoration of special status Aug 23, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    P Chidambaram urges J-K parties to stand resolutely behind demand for restoration of special status

    Six political parties, including the National Conference and its arch rival PDP, issued the resolution making clear that there can be "nothing about us without us", a statement which clearly indicated that the Centre has to take into confidence people of Jammu and Kashmir before implementing any constitutional change.

  • After DMK's Kanimozhi, ex-FM Chidambaram joins chorus against 'Hindi imposition' Aug 10, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    After DMK's Kanimozhi, ex-FM Chidambaram joins chorus against 'Hindi imposition'

    Chidambaram highlighted the need for the Centre to insist all central government employees to be bilingual in Hindi and English, if it is genuinely committed to both of these being the official languages of India.

  • Defence Minister promised a ‘bang', ended with a ‘whimper': P Chidambaram Aug 09, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Defence Minister promised a ‘bang', ended with a ‘whimper': P Chidambaram

    What the defence minister said in his "historic Sunday announcement" deserved only an office order from the minister to his secretaries, Chidambaram said.

  • Hope President will intervene, instruct Rajasthan governor to convene Assembly session: P Chidambaram Jul 27, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Hope President will intervene, instruct Rajasthan governor to convene Assembly session: P Chidambaram

    The former Union minister alleged that BJP-appointed governors have violated the letter and spirit of the Constitution and have in the process "gravely impaired" parliamentary democracy, its conventions and traditions.

  • INX Media corruption case: SC rejects CBI's review plea against bail granted to P Chidamabaram Jun 04, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    INX Media corruption case: SC rejects CBI's review plea against bail granted to P Chidamabaram

    A bench headed by Justice R Banumathi rejected the review petition filed by the CBI saying the last year verdict does not suffer from any error apparent warranting its reconsideration.

  • ED files chargesheet against Chidambaram, son Karti in INX Media money-laundering case Jun 03, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    ED files chargesheet against Chidambaram, son Karti in INX Media money-laundering case

    A password protected e-chargesheet was filed against Chidambaram, his son Karti and others before the court of Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar here on Monday.

  • Low Q4 growth telling commentary on economic mismanagement of BJP govt: Chidambaram May 29, 2020 08:02 PM IST

    Low Q4 growth telling commentary on economic mismanagement of BJP govt: Chidambaram

    India's economic growth slowed to 3.1 percent in January-March and to an 11-year low of 4.2 percent for the full fiscal 2019-20 amid a drop in consumption and investment.

  • Centre's COVID-19 economic package has nothing for poor, hungry migrant workers: Chidambaram May 13, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    Centre's COVID-19 economic package has nothing for poor, hungry migrant workers: Chidambaram

    Asked if the measures announced would help propel demand, he said, "I do not find anything in this package that could stimulate the demand.”

  • Policy of providing buses, trains to transport migrant workers poorly implemented: P Chidambaram May 08, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Policy of providing buses, trains to transport migrant workers poorly implemented: P Chidambaram

    Chidambaram's sharp attack on the government came over the death of 14 migrant workers in a train accident in Maharashtra's Aurangabad. The workers sleeping on rail tracks were crushed to death by a goods train on Friday morning.

  • Technical loan write-off route should not be applied for fugitives: P Chidambaram to govt Apr 29, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Technical loan write-off route should not be applied for fugitives: P Chidambaram to govt

    His remarks came after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that wilful defaulters were beneficiaries of 'phone banking' under the UPA regime and the Modi government is chasing them to recover the dues.

  • Govt must protect salaries, wages of workers: P Chidambaram Apr 29, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    Govt must protect salaries, wages of workers: P Chidambaram

    The former finance minister asked the government to prepare an exit strategy in view of the lockdown and look into the issue of migrants stranded in different place due to it.

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