Apr 29, 2020 02:15 PM IST
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.
- Apr 29, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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.
- Apr 29, 2020 01:55 PM IST
"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.
- Apr 25, 2020 12:10 PM IST
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.
- Apr 19, 2020 09:53 AM IST
"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.
- Apr 14, 2020 11:28 AM IST
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.
- Apr 05, 2020 01:16 AM IST
He also welcomed the ICMR's advice to the government for starting antibody tests in hotspots, as it was overdue.
- Mar 25, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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
- Mar 24, 2020 11:09 AM IST
The senior Congress leader took to twitter to question the delay
- Mar 23, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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.
- Mar 09, 2020 09:45 PM IST
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.
- Mar 08, 2020 08:00 AM IST
The opposition has been demanding a discussion on Delhi riots, but the government has not relented.
- Feb 29, 2020 10:35 AM IST
"Delhi Government is no less ill-informed than the central government in its understanding of sedition law," Chidambaram tweeted.
- Feb 11, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Chidambaram said the clarification was sought on four numbers that are on the first page of Budget at a Glance.
- Feb 07, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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.
- Feb 02, 2020 08:46 AM IST
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.
- Jan 11, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Many news items and data were contrary to the truth, he added.
- Jan 06, 2020 08:05 PM IST
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.
- Jan 06, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Addressing a press conference, he also said there is a world of difference between the National Population Register of 2010 and the NPR of 2020.
- Jan 05, 2020 11:03 AM IST
He also said that it was a shocking admission by the police that there is no evidence of their involvement.
- Jan 03, 2020 07:10 PM IST
The case pertains to alleged losses suffered by Air India due to the alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines.
- Dec 27, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Chidambaram said that countrywide protests against the CAA should not be portrayed as an issue between the government and Muslims because "that is what government is also wanting".
- Dec 26, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Chidambaram said if the BJP's motives are bonafide, the government should unconditionally state that they support the NPR form and design of 2010 and do not intend to link it to the controversial NRC
- Dec 23, 2019 06:10 PM IST
All non-BJP parties must raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution of India," he said on Twitter.
- Dec 12, 2019 10:40 AM IST
The Opposition has termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill "unconstitutional", "divisive" and "an assault on the democratic and secular fabric of the nation"