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Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram slams Centre over new agricultural

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday slammed the Central government over the passage of agricultural reform Bills in Lok Sabha, saying that it challenges the pillars of the food security system of the country. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said, “Two farmer-related ordinances have been approved by the Lok Sabha. Farmers of […]Read More

States need ‘hard cash’, govt’s ‘letter of comfort’ has no

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said the Centre’s reported proposal of giving “letter of comfort” to states to borrow money to bridge the GST compensation gap were “just words of comfort” on a piece of paper that has “no value”. He asserted that the states need “hard cash” and if they are forced […]Read More

Enquiry on in 63 moons complaint against Chidambaram: CBI to

MUMBAI: The CBI told the Bombay High Court on Monday that it was conducting preliminary enquiry into the complaint filed by 63 moons technologies limited against former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and two other bureaucrats alleging abuse of official powers. CBI advocate Hiten Venegavkar told a division bench of Justices S S Jadhav and […]Read More

If RGF returns Rs 20 L, will PM assure country

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi would assure the country that China would vacate Indian territory and restore status quo ante at the border, if the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation returned Rs 20 lakh it had taken as donation earlier. Taking on BJP president J P Nadda […]Read More

Government is poor, needs more taxes: P Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday took a dig at the government for raising fuel prices, saying it is poor and needs more taxes. “Fuel selling prices raised twice in two days, following tax hikes two weeks ago. This time to benefit oil companies. “Government is poor, it needs more taxes. Oil […]Read More

INX media case: ED files charge sheet against former Finance

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet against former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and others in the INX media case in a local Court. This is the first charge sheet by ED in the case. The Court is yet to take cognisance of the charge sheet filed […]Read More

PM gave headline, blank page: Chidambaram on financial package

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday mocked the prime minister’s announcement of a Rs 20 lakh crore financial package as a “headline and blank page”, and said he was looking forward to the finance minister filling the blank page. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced massive new financial incentives on top […]Read More

Chidambaram welcomes Centre’s decision to borrow additional 4.2 lakh cr

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday welcomed the Centre’s decision to borrow additional 4.2 lakh crore and said it should be used to provide relief to the poor and re-start the economy. “After resisting our appeals, especially through statements of the CEA, the government has finally decided to borrow an additional amount […]Read More

Technical loan write-off route should not be applied for fugitives:

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the government why it had taken the technical loan write– off route for fugitives like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya. His remarks came after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that wilful defaulters were beneficiaries of ‘phone banking’ under the UPA regime and the […]Read More

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund shutting six schemes matter of ‘grave

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund’s decision to wind up six debt schemes is a matter of “grave concern” to investors, mutual fund industry and financial markets, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Saturday, urging the government to act promptly to resolve the issue. In an unprecedented move, Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has voluntarily decided to […]Read More