#P Chidambaram

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested over 'toolkit' case. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@PCMohanMP)

  • "Those armed with guns are scared of an unarmed girl," tweeted Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
  • "Doesn’t GoI care about the damage it’s doing to its own global image?" asked Congress leader Shashi Tharoor
  • 'Toolkit' came into limelight after environmentalist Greta Thunberg tweeted it to express support for farmers' protest

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers, said Congress leader P Chidambaram in a post-budget press conference. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The imposition of cess on petrol and diesel is a vengeful act, said Chidambaram
  • P Chidambaram was the finance minister of India during former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s tenure
  • Calling the Union Budget 2021 a 'cruel blow', Chidambaram said that the FM deceived Indians

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sonia Gandhi met a group of party leaders who had written to her a few months. (Photo credit: Facebook/soniagandhi)

  • The meeting includes some of Sonia Gandhi's close associates
  • Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath and senior leader P Chidambaram are also attending
  • The Congress has already decided to hold elections for the post of Congress president

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Congress leader P Chidambaram stated that he doesn't see signs of a V-shaped economic recovery. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • In an exclusive interview, Chidambaram accused the Narendra Modi government of creating fake narratives
  • Chidambaram said that Congress is the only opposition asking relevant questions 
  • He was the Finance Minister from 2004 to 2014, except for a three-and-a-half year stint – beginning November 2008

.Delhi, India
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said that the government should borrow more to help stimulate demand.

  • He also suggested some measures to raise money 
  • This included relaxing FRBM norms, accelerating disinvestment and borrowing money
  • Earlier, he had criticised the government’s strategies to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

Congress leader P Chidambaram had earlier accused the government of shielding the PM Cares Fund from scrutiny. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@PChidambaram_IN)

  • In a series of tweets, he attacked the government for hiding identities of the donors
  • P Chidambaram said, "Every other NGO or Trust is obliged to reveal the names of donors"
  • The PM Cares Fund had received Rs 3,076 crores in just 5 days in March: Chidambaram 

Congress leader Chidambaram has often targeted the Modi government's economic policies. (Photo Credit/PTI)

  • Chidambaram retweeted  a November 2013 tweet of PM Modi
  • The former finance minister has often slammed the govt over the state of economy
  • India's GDP contracted 23.9% in the pandemic-hit April-June period

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Taking a dig at Sitharaman over her remark, Chidambaram said, "If the pandemic is an ‘Act of God’, how do we describe the mismanagement of the economy during 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.(Photo Credit/PTI)

  • Sitharaman had said, that the economy has been hit by the pandemic, which is an 'Act of God'
  • Chidambaram also hit out at the Centre, for asking states to borrow more
  • Chidambaram said, that the Centre is absolving itself of any financial responsibility

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader Chidambaram said he has faced taunts for not speaking Hindi. (Photo Credit/PTI)

  • DMK MP Kanimozhi said she was taunted at Chennai airport for not speaking Hindi
  • Kanimozhi said a CISF officer questioned 'if she was an Indian'
  • Unpleasant experience of DMK leader not unusual, Chidambaram said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Chidambaram said Rajnath's announcement deserved only an Office Order. (Photo Credit/PTI)

  • Import embargo is high sounding jargon, tweeted Chidambaram
  • Chidambaram said any import embargo is really an embargo on oneself
  • Rajnath Singh said the list of the 101 embargoed items have been prepared after several rounds of consultations