Centre’s maximalist position has aggravated problem: Chidambaram

Centre’s maximalist position has aggravated problem: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Home Minister of India and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said that New Delhi’s “maximalist” position on Kashmir had “aggravated” the problem in the Valley. His remarks came two days after the central government briefed opposition parties on the situation in Kashmir in the aftermath of an attack on Amarnath […]

‘Don’t make GST implementation in J&K a matter of acrimony’

‘Don’t make GST implementation in J&K a matter of acrimony’

NEW DELHI: The implementation of the GST in Jammu and Kashmir should not be turned into a “matter of acrimony” between the Centre and the state government, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today. The senior Congress leader appealed to the Centre to address the issue through discussion with the state. Terming the matter as […]

Chidambaram questions Modi govt for US remarks on JK

Chidambaram questions Modi govt for US remarks on JK

New Delhi: Former Indian home minister P Chidambaram Wednesday questioned the Narendra Modi government over the US describing Jammu and Kashmir as “Indian administered” in an official statement and asked how New Delhi accepted it. The US State Department’s statement had come just hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump […]

CBI conducts raids at premises of P Chidambaram, his son in TN

CBI conducts raids at premises of P Chidambaram, his son in TN

CHENNAI: The CBI Tuesday launched searches at multiple premises linked to former Finance Minister of India P Chid-ambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm. Official sources in Delhi said the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram. The raids are also taking […]

‘Govt targeting my son to silence my voice’

‘Govt targeting my son to silence my voice’

CHENNAI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Tuesday alleged that the government was using investigating agencies to target his son and his friends to “silence” his voice against the government. “All I will say is, I shall continue to speak and write,” he said in a statement here. Chidambaram said Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval […]

Kashmir nearly lost, says Chidambaram

Kashmir nearly lost, says Chidambaram

Srinagar: Former union minister P. Chidambaram has said that he had a feeling that Kashmir has been nearly lost for India because the government of India had used brute force to quell the dissent there. Addressing a meeting organised by Manthan, a public discourse platform, on Friday, the Hindu newspaper reported that Chidambaram feared the […]

Demonetisation ‘biggest scam of 2016’: Chidambaram

Demonetisation ‘biggest scam of 2016’: Chidambaram

Mumbai: Terming demonetisation as the “biggest scam of 2016”, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the country is likely to grow by 6-6.5 per cent in 2016-17, much lower than what have been predicted by the CSO and RBI, due to the impact of note ban. Notably, the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) has predicted […]