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.
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.
Many news items and data were contrary to the truth, he added.
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.
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.
He also said that it was a shocking admission by the police that there is no evidence of their involvement.
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.
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".
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
All non-BJP parties must raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution of India," he said on Twitter.
The Opposition has termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill "unconstitutional", "divisive" and "an assault on the democratic and secular fabric of the nation"
He alleged that BJP's objective was to "strangulate the voice of freedom" and the ruling party had been working towards it by targeting rivals by filing cases against them.
The former Union Minister, who arrived here for the first time after being in a Delhi prison for 106 days in the INX Media case, said he was very happy to breathe the air of freedom.
During a discussion on soaring onion prices, Sitharaman had said in the Lok Sabha that she doesn't eat much onion or garlic.
PM Modi has been unusually silent on the economy and has left it to his ministers to indulge in bluff and bluster, said the former FM
Chidambaram was granted bail earlier in the day by the Supreme Court in the INX Media money laundering case.
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Chidambaram's son Karti who was waiting outside the jail said he was elated as his father was all set to return home after 106 days.
A bench headed by Justice R Banumathi had on November 28 reserved judgement on the appeal filed by P Chidambaram who has challenged the November 15 verdict of the Delhi High Court denying him bail in the case
Chidambaram was first arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case and was granted bail by the top court on October 22.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Enforcement Directorate (ED), told a bench headed by Justice R Banumathi that economic offences are grave in nature as they not only affect the nation's economy but also shake people's faith in the system.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) re-arrested the veteran leader on October 16 in the consequential money laundering case pertaining to routing of proceeds of crime of the INX Media corruption case.
The 74-year old senior Congress leader was produced before special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar on expiry of his judicial custody.
A bench, headed by newly-sworn-in Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, on November 18 ordered the listing of the bail plea before an appropriate bench on Wednesday
The former finance minister's remarks come after a media report cited the latest consumption expenditure survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO) to claim that consumer spending fell for the first time in more than four decades in 2017-18, primarily driven by slackening rural demand.