Government failed to stimulate demand, says Chidambaram

Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the government has failed to stimulate demand for growth in the country and the GDP will go back to the figures of three years ago because of ‘incompetent economic mismanagement’. Continue Reading

States should reject Centre’s options on GST compensation cess: Chidambaram

Former Union Minister and Congress veteran P Chidambaram has hailed the States that rejected the two options given by the Union government to bridge the gap in the GST compensation cess. He urged them to stand firm at the next meeting of the GST council on 12 October. Continue Reading

Rajnath Singh promised a ‘bang’ but ended with a ‘whimper’: Chidambaram

The Congress has played down Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s announcement on the import embargo on defence equipment, saying it was only ‘high sounding jargon’ and that ‘aatmanirbhar bharat’ was merely a slogan. Continue Reading

Chidambaram, Vaiko come to Kanimozhi’s support on Hindi row

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and MDMK general secretary Vaiko have come to the support of DMK Lok Sabha member Kanimozhi, who had alleged that she faced language bias at an airport where a Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) officer asked her if she is an Indian because she did not know Hndi. Continue Reading

Chidambaram’s poser to PM over India-China row

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram today 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. Continue Reading

Petrol price hiked, Chidambaram mocks Centre

Petrol price was increased today by 54 paise per litre and diesel by 58 paise a litre – the third straight daily increase in rates after oil PSUs ended an 82-day hiatus in rate revision. Continue Reading

Chidambaram hits back at Modi on citizenship issue

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Pakistan citizenship jibe at the main opposition party.
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Conduct TN civic polls based on 2011 census: SC to SEC

The Supreme Court today declined to issue a stay order on civic polls in Tamilnadu. The apex court however said the elections should be conducted based on the 2011 census. Continue Reading