Too early to laud ourselves over UNSC resolution: Chidambaram

Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram today said it is too premature to congratulate ourselves over the UN Security Council adopting a resolution on Afghanistan. Continue Reading

Chidambaram slams ICHR for ‘omitting’ Nehru

Pointing out to the omission of Jawaharlal Nehru’s photo from the Indian Council of Historical Research’s (ICHR) poster of the 75th Independence day celebrations, Congress leader P Chidambaram has termed the autonomous body’s explanation on the matter ‘ludicrous’. Continue Reading

Govt’s affidavit in SC a confession in Pegasus row: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram has said the Solicitor General’s reply in the Supreme Court during the hearing on the Pegasus issue, that the government has information which he cannot divulge in public by way of an affidavit is a ‘confession’ that software-spyware was used, and sought to know if it was Pegasus and for what purpose it was used. Continue Reading

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