Former finance minister P Chidambaram took a dig at PM Narendra Modi-led Central Government, for the handling of a host of issues including the falling rupee, employment generation and LPG price rise. In an interview, Chidambaram said the depreciating rupee was attributed to falling in exports, high inflation rate and outflow of foreign portfolio investments. He added, how one million jobs drive, as a reason for unemployment in India.
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After the election to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu, P Chidambaram resigned from his seat in Maharashtra. He said that the Chairman of RS has accepted his resignation and that he was honoured to represent Maharashtra. "I wish the people of Maharashtra the very best in the future, peace and prosperity," he Tweeted. On June 11, BJP won eight out of 16 RS seats, while Congress won five.
On 31st death anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi paid homage at Vir Bhumi in Delhi, on May 21. Along with them, Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Sachin Pilot paid tribute to the former PM. Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest PM of India at the age of 40. He was assassinated by a suicide bomber during his election rally at Sriperumbudur, in 1991.
Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram received backlash, as he was leaving the court, on May 4. A group of lawyers who allegedly belonged to the Congress cell of the court, chanted slogans, calling Chidambaram 'Dalaal' (sympathiser) to the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal. The protestors also held the MP responsible for Congress' poor state of affairs in the state.
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The Delhi High Court (HC) issued a notice to the former Union Minister and Congress MP P Chidambaram, on March 25. Reviewing Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s plea, challenging a trial court order, the bench issued notice. With this, the matter has been adjourned to April 20. Notably, Chidambaram, his son and others are alleged in INX Media money laundering case.
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Union former P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram will get a new passport with 13-year passport validity. The Madras HC bench led by Justice M Govindaraj asked the Regional Passport Authority (RPA) to issue the passport. He allowed a writ petition from Karti, dismissing petition ordered dated April 8. 2021 and August 24, 2021, of the RPA, which turned down Karti's plea for passport valid for 10 years.
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Senior Congress minister and former finance minister P Chidambaram slammed the central government for not filling up the vacant teachers' posts in central universities, IITs and IIMs. The statement has come a day after union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed Rajya Sabha about 10,000 vacant teachers' posts. "I wonder what these institutions do without sufficient teachers," said Chidambaram over a tweet.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed the Central Government over the 10,000 vacant posts of teachers in Central Universities, IITs, IIMs on December 16. He termed it a ''year-end gift from the government". Reportedly, the vacant post includes ''6,535 full-time teaching posts in central universities, 403 in 20 IIMs, and 3,876 in 23 IITs''. "I wonder what these institutions do without sufficient teachers," tweeted former Finance… read-more
Ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly polls due in April-May, the Congress party announced new election-related panels on January 2. The party has delegated 32 vice presidents, 57 general secretaries and 104 secretaries in its state unit. Congress President Sonia Gandhi ratified the appointments for the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. The panels include senior leaders like P Chidambaram, EVKS Elangovan, KV Thangabalu and Mani Shankar Aiyar among… read-more
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