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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rahul Gandhi should take tuition from P Chidambaram: BJP Apr 29, 2020 01:55 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi should take tuition from P Chidambaram: BJP

    "Rahul Gandhi should take tuition from P Chidambaram on the difference between " 'write-off' and 'waive-off'. The Narendra Modi government has not waived off any loan. 'Write off' is a normal accounting process. It doesn't stop recovery or action against defaults," senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

  • Manmohan Singh slams govt over dearness allowance freeze Apr 25, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Manmohan Singh slams govt over dearness allowance freeze

    The finance ministry on Thursday froze inflation-linked allowance for 50 lakh central government employees and 61 lakh pensioners till June 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, DA and dearness relief (DR) at current rates will continue to be paid, it said.

  • Chidambaram asks govt to act, distribute free food to the poor Apr 19, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    Chidambaram asks govt to act, distribute free food to the poor

    "There is overwhelming evidence that more and more people have run out of cash and are forced to stand in lines to collect free cooked food. Only a heartless government will stand by and do nothing," he said.

  • Congress says PM Modi's address hollow, no mention of financial package Apr 14, 2020 11:28 AM IST

    Congress says PM Modi's address hollow, no mention of financial package

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said, "The poor have been left to fend for themselves for 21+19 days, including practically soliciting food. There is money, there is food, but the government will not release either money or food. Cry, my beloved country," he said on Twitter.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Chidambaram advocates aggressive testing for COVID-19 Apr 05, 2020 01:16 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Chidambaram advocates aggressive testing for COVID-19

    He also welcomed the ICMR's advice to the government for starting antibody tests in hotspots, as it was overdue.

  • Must extend support to PM, govt; Modi commander, people foot soldiers: Chidambaram on lockdown Mar 25, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    Must extend support to PM, govt; Modi commander, people foot soldiers: Chidambaram on lockdown

    Chidambaram also suggested a 10-point plan to put money in the bank accounts of the poor and the marginalised, including farmers and labourers, and demanded a cut in GST rates by 5 per cent on all wage goods, essential goods and services, and all goods of mass consumption

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Chidambaram questions govt over delay in set up of economic task force Mar 24, 2020 11:09 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Chidambaram questions govt over delay in set up of economic task force

    The senior Congress leader took to twitter to question the delay

  • Welcome indications that Finance Minister will announce for relief measures: P Chidambaram Mar 23, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    Welcome indications that Finance Minister will announce for relief measures: P Chidambaram

    The former finance minister also hoped that there would relief measures and cash incentives offered to the poor in view of the virus threat and lockdown.

  • P Chidambaram cross-examined, refutes allegations of cash distribution in 2009 LS election Mar 09, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    P Chidambaram cross-examined, refutes allegations of cash distribution in 2009 LS election

    On asked about the declaration of election results and the delay in his constituency, the former minister said he was not aware of the time when the election results were out and also in most of the places he knew it was only during that time the official results were announced.

  • Disappointed that Delhi riots not debated in Parliament so far: Chidambaram Mar 08, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Disappointed that Delhi riots not debated in Parliament so far: Chidambaram

    The opposition has been demanding a discussion on Delhi riots, but the government has not relented.

  • Delhi govt no less ill-informed than Centre in understanding sedition law: Chidambaram Feb 29, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    Delhi govt no less ill-informed than Centre in understanding sedition law: Chidambaram

    "Delhi Government is no less ill-informed than the central government in its understanding of sedition law," Chidambaram tweeted.

  • FM Sitharaman's inability to answer ques in RS speaks volumes about this govt: Chidambaram Feb 11, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    FM Sitharaman's inability to answer ques in RS speaks volumes about this govt: Chidambaram

    Chidambaram said the clarification was sought on four numbers that are on the first page of Budget at a Glance.

  • Put money in hands of poor to revive demand: Chidambaram Feb 07, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    Put money in hands of poor to revive demand: Chidambaram

    The jibe 'suit boot ki sarkar' (a government of rich and elite classes) had been first used by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while targeting the Narendra Modi-led Union government during its first term.

  • People of J&K, Ladakh want freedom, restoration of human rights: Chidambaram Feb 02, 2020 08:46 AM IST

    People of J&K, Ladakh want freedom, restoration of human rights: Chidambaram

    Chidambaram made the remarks when he was asked by reporters to comment about the higher allocation for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in the Union budget.

  • Indians are innocents who believe government claims: P Chidambaram Jan 11, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Indians are innocents who believe government claims: P Chidambaram

    Many news items and data were contrary to the truth, he added.

  • Govt clueless on how to deal with sinking economy: Congress Jan 06, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    Govt clueless on how to deal with sinking economy: Congress

    Chidambaram said direct tax revenue collections were only 41.6 per cent of the budget estimates and the credit growth to industry was 3.4 per cent, while manufacturing output had shrunken by 3.8 per cent.

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