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Pandemic Exposed Gaping Loopholes In Boasts: Chidambaram’s Jibe At PM Modi

Jul 16, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

'In a true parliamentary democracy system, the prime minister is responsible every day to the Parliament and to people. However, in a corroded diminished democracy, the rulers will find diverse ways to evade accountability,' Chidambaram said.

One-Day Fix: After Super Monday, Big Dip In Vaccination Numbers Raises Doubts

Jun 23, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Congress attacked the government saying that the single-day record spike was a "pre-planned image-booster".

INX Media: HC Stays Trial Court Proceedings In Case Involving P Chidambaram, Others

The CBI had registered its case on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance granted to INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister.

Congress Urges Centre To Follow ‘One Nation, One Price’ Covid-19 Vaccine Policy

Apr 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Questioning the pricing modalities under the Centre’s new Covid-19 vaccine policy, the Congress said the policy was ‘regressive, inequitable and anti-competitive’

INX Media Case: Court Exempts Chidambaram, Son Karti From Appearing In Person

The Chidambarams were granted exemption after an application was moved, saying the accused were busy in the assembly election campaign in Tamil Nadu.

14 March, 2021

Not Enough For Indo-Pacific Region To Be Open And Free, India Must Be So Too: Chidambaram Takes Dig At Modi

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Congress leader P Chidambaram’s comments come a day after Quad leaders vowed to strive for an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, inclusive and unconstrained by coercion.

11 February, 2021

Budget For The Rich, Of The Rich, By The Rich: Chidambaram Rejects Budget 2021-2022

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Chidambaram said that the budget is meant for only 'one percent of India's population that controls 73 percent of the country's wealth'.

01 February, 2021

Finance Minister Has Deceived The People Of India: P Chidambaram On Union Budget 2021

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‘The budget was a let-down like never before. This budget, like the previous one, will unravel sooner than you think,’ senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said.

19 January, 2021

Chidambaram Seeks Reply From Govt Over BJP MP's Claim Of 'Chinese' Village In Arunachal

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If the allegation made out by the BJP MP is found to be true, will the government again give a clean chit to China or it will blame previous governments for it, he asked

15 December, 2020

Repeal Farm Laws And Arrive At A Consensus With Farmers: P Chidambaram To Centre


The simple way forward is to repeal the present laws and re-enact a new law based on mutual agreement,” the former finance minister said

17 November, 2020

Decision To Not Join Free Trade Deal Unfortunate And Ill Advised: Congress Leader Anand Sharma


Anand Sharma feels keeping out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a backward leap

02 September, 2020

Chidambaram Questions PM CARES Fund; Asks Why 'Names Of Generous Donors' Cannot Be Revealed

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Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in a series of tweets asked, "why are the trustees afraid to reveal the names of the donors".

29 August, 2020

'Will Messenger Of God Answer?': Chidambaram's Dig At Nirmala Sitharaman's 'Act Of God' Remark


On Thursday, during the GST Council meeting, Nirmala Sitharaman had said the economy had been hit by Coronavirus pandemic, which is an 'Act of God', and that it will see a contraction in the current fiscal.

29 August, 2020

GST Compensation: States Should Reject Options Given By Centre, Says P Chidambaram


Under the law, the obligation to compensate the states falls solely on the central government, the senior Congress leader noted.

10 August, 2020

Faced 'Similar Taunts' For Not Speaking Hindi, Says Chidambaram On Kanimozhi's Allegation

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Chidambaram also said that if the Central government is genuinely committed to both English and Hindi being the official languages of India, it must insisit that all government employees are bilingual in Hindi and English.

04 August, 2020

Aircel-Maxis Case: Court Grants 3-month to CBI, ED To Complete Probe Against P Chidambaram, Son


The CBI and the ED had alleged that P Chidambaram, as finance minister during the UPA regime, granted approval to the deal beyond his capacity benefiting certain persons, and received kickbacks.

27 July, 2020

Hope President Intervenes And Instructs Rajasthan Governor To Convene Assembly Session: Chidambaram


'I sincerely hope that the President will take note of what is happening - the erosion of parliamentary democracy, the erosion of the Constitution, the violation of the Constitution and do what is right in the circumstances, Senior Congress leader told a virtual press conference.

17 July, 2020

‘9 Successive Quarters Of Economic Decline And Impending Recession’: P Chidambaram Slams Modi Govt


Former finance minister P Chidambaram asked what the NDA government has done since 2015 except for causing a decline in economic growth for nine successive quarters.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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