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  • Bring petrol, diesel under GST immediately, says P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Criticising the Centre over the “relentless” rise in prices of petrol and diesel, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that the Congress party demands petrol and diesel be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) immediately.

  • Chidambaram slams PM Modi, asks to reveal number of bad loans under NDA rule

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about bad loans generated during UPA rule, and asked his government to disclose loans given during the NDA rule that turned into Non-performing assets (NPA).

  • People have more cash today than prior to demonetisation, says Chidambaram

    New Delhi:  Backing Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s assertion that demonetisation was the biggest scam in India, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that people have more cash in hand today than prior to demonetisation.

  • Government must listen to people speaking truth: P. Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government must listen to people speaking truth to power, referring to observations made by economists Arvind Panagariya, Raghuram Rajan and Arvind Subramanian.

  • Delhi HC extends P Chidambaram’s interim protection from arrest in INX Media case

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday extended former finance minister P Chidambaram’s interim protection from arrest in the INX media case. The interim protection from arrest has been extended till August 1. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought more time to file a response on P Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea as they want to conduct the custodial interrogation of accused.

  • Budget 2018, P Chidambaram, Senior Congress leader, ex-union minister P Chidambaram, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley

    Centre confused about Air India, claims P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram claimed that the lack of clarity in the policy objective indicates that the government is “confused” regarding what to do with Air India. “It is neither privatisation nor a joint venture arrangement. There is no clarity in the government’s policy objective. In this case, you cannot succeed in selling 70 percent or any stake in Air India. Obviously, the government is very confused as to

  • Fuel prices will drop instantly if brought under GST, says Chidambaram

    New Delhi: In the wake of the recent petrol and diesel price hike across India, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday claimed that fuel prices would immediately come down if brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Addressing a press conference here, Chidambaram said the onus for bringing petrol and diesel under the GST should not be on state finance ministers.

  • Chidambaram participates in a panel discussion

    Tyres of Indian economy are punctured, says P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram today said that state of the economy was bad in the country due to the wrong policies of the NDA government and tyres of three of the four wheels on which the economy rides were punctured.

  • Modi government lacks decision-making skills: P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central Government lacks decision-making skills. “There is complete paralysis of decision making. My only fear is that this tendency does not flow into next government irrespective of who forms it. We have to bring back government’s courage to take decisions. Today we are at the weakest point where decisions are not taken,” Chidambaram

  • Budget 2018, P Chidambaram, Senior Congress leader, ex-union minister P Chidambaram, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley

    P. Chidambaram urges states to object 15th Finance Commission

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday urged the chief minister’s and finance minister of all the state to come together and raise an objection on the Terms of Reference (ToR) prescribed by the 15th Finance Commission for allocation of funds to states.

  • Chidambaram attacks government on fuel prices

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today slammed the Modi government over the high petrol prices, saying it has become clueless and floundering and is living off an oil bonanza. In a series of tweets, the former Finance Minister said the BJP boasts that it is ruling 22 states but why does the NDA government refuse to bring petroleum and petroleum products under GST.

  • CBI arrests Karti Chidambaram, What is INX Media case? All you need to know

    In an unprecedented fall out of events where former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s son, Karti Chidambaram, was arrested by CBI, at the Chennai airport on his return from the United Kingdom. The CBI arrested Karti Chidambaram in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance in the INX Media case.

  • INX Media case: CBI to question former finance minister P Chidambaram

    After special court on Thursday gave the CBI custody of Karti Chidambaram, for questioning till March 6 in the INX Media alleged bribery case, now it has emerged that the CBI will soon question Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in connection with INX Media case, reported the New Indian Express.