Chidambaram-led Parliament Panel rejects MHA’s claim on security in 2016

Chidambaram-led Parliament Panel rejects MHA’s claim on security in 2016

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has rejected the Home Ministry’s suggestion that the overall internal security scenario in the country was under control in 2016, saying Jammu and Kashmir remained on the boil throughout the year and there was a “huge upsurge” in number of infiltration attempts. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed […]

Need to amend AFSPA: Chidambaram

KOLKATA: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today said it is time to amend the Armed Forces Special (Powers) Act now in force in Jammu and Kashmir and other places. “There is a need to amend the AFSPA if you cannot repeal it. The law and order should be entrusted to the Jammu and Kashmir police […]

NDA govt in denial over economic situation, calls it ‘terrible patient’: Chidambaram

NDA govt in denial over economic situation, calls it ‘terrible patient’: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Sunday the Narendra Modi-led NDA government was in denial over the economic situation and dubbed it a “terrible patient” which makes its own diagnosis. The former finance minister also termed chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian a “good doctor” whose advice on the economy was not being […]

Chidambaram, Sibal attack Modi govt over Kashmir

Chidambaram, Sibal attack Modi govt over Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the Modi government’s Kashmir policy, saying its “hard, muscular, militaristic” approach had failed to end militancy in the troubled state. “It was claimed that the hard, muscular, militaristic approach will put an end to infiltration and militancy. Has it?” the former home minister tweeted. Chidambaram quoted […]

Has Modi forgotten he is prime minister, asks Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday hit out at the prime minister and said the elections were not about “Mr Modi, the individual” but the promised “achhe din” that had not arrived even after 42 months. In a series of posts on Twitter, the former finance minister also asked if Modi had forgotten […]

PM imagining a ghost: PC

PM imagining a ghost: PC

New Delhi: Retorting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s criticism of his remarks on Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Sunday that he was “imagining a ghost and attacking it” and maintained that those criticising him should first read his comments. Chidambaram said it was obvious that Modi had not read […]

I would have quit if forced to implement noteban: Chidambaram

RAJKOT: Assailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said he would have quit as finance minister if forced to implement the measure. He also targeted Modi over “hasty” implementation of the GST, and his pet bullet train project. “If my prime minister had asked me to do demonetisation, […]