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P. Chidambaram: Former Finance minister of India
Palaniappan Chidambaram is an Indian politician and lawyer who currently serves as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. He served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs from 2017 to 2018.

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Gujarat polls: Chidambaram targets BJP, says no one apologised or resigned for Morbi bridge tragedy

Ahead of the upcoming Gujarat assembly polls, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday hit out at the BJP over its 'arrogance', saying no one so far has apologised or resigned for the Morbi..
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Mallikarjun Kharge resigns as LoP, Digvijaya Singh or P Chidambaram may replace him; tough road ahead for Shashi Tharoor

On Friday, the last day of filing the nominations, Digvijaya Singh dropped out of the race after it became clear that his senior, Mallikarjun Kharge,
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P Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh in race to succeed Mallikarjun Kharge as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha

With Mallikarjun Kharge set to become the Congress president, former finance minister P Chidambaram and Digvijaya Singh are in the race to succeed him as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, with..
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'Manmohan Singh didn't serve unpalatable food like GST, savage taxes': Chidambaram slams FM Sitharaman

P Chidambaram issued a scathing attack on FM Nirmala Sitharaman, criticizing policies like demonetization and "savage taxes".
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Inflation not a 'red-lettered priority' for finance minsiter: P Chidambaram


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P Chidambaram calls Teesta Setalvad 'a courageous fighter for justice'

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram on Saturday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to grant interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases and called her..
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Male kin taking oath of panchayat office in MP: Chidambaram slams it as 'mockery of Constitution'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday termed as "mockery of the Constitution" the incident of male relatives of some newly-elected women panchayat office-bearers and members being administered..
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Veering to conclusion Parliament 'dysfunctional'; democracy 'gasping for breath': P Chidambaram

In an interview with PTI, Chidambaram also dismissed Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks linking the Congress' demonstration against price rise on Friday to the Ram temple foundation day, saying the..
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Probes, trials stalled by appeals set to pick up pace after SC's PMLA ruling

The SC order upholding the constitutional validity of the provisions of the PMLA will provide for speedier trial of some high-profile money laundering accused that includes Congress Lok Sabha MP Karti..
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Chidambaram slams govt over GST hike on scientific equipment

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday criticised the government over the increase in GST rate on scientific equipment, saying it perhaps believes that the scientific knowledge can be gathered..
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Chidambaram says Nirmala Sitharaman should appoint chief economic astrologer, BJP calls it ‘obnoxious’ comment

Under attack from its rivals over the economy, the BJP has launched a counter-offensive in order to defend the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. On Thursday, Congress's Rajya Sabha MP P..
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Put Agnipath on hold, take it up in Parliament: Opposition

Addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram said the scheme carries multiple risks and subverts the long-standing ethos of the armed forces. He said..
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National Herald case: Where is the FIR, Chidambaram asks BJP

Ahead of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the second day in connection with money laundering case involving National Herald,..
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Congress brass, CMs hit streets, allege ‘reign of dictatorship’

The Congress top brass, including chief ministers and members of Parliament, hit the streets on Monday in protest against the Enforcement Directorate’s summons to Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald..
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Chidambaram says lucky to get away with suspected hairline crack after 3 policemen 'crashed into him'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who along with party colleagues participated in a protest march as Rahul Gandhi appeared before the ED, said three big, burly policemen crashed into him and he was..
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P Chidambaram suffers fractured rib, Congress alleges manhandling by Delhi police

According to sources, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has consulted a doctor who advised him to take rest and medication.
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Congress protest: Police attacked KC Venugopal; broke Chidambaram's rib, alleges Surjewala

The Congress on Monday alleged that the Delhi police made a "murderous attack" on its leader K C Venugopal and others during their protest march taken out in solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, with P..
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P Chidambaram suffered rib injury after Delhi police manhandling: Congress

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram suffered a fracture in his left rib after he was pushed away by Delhi Police during the party's protest in support of Rahul Gandhi who was..
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Goal of $5 trillion GDP appears to be case of 'shifting goalposts': Chidambaram

With Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran citing the IMF forecast that the Indian economy would cross $5 trillion by 2026-27, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said the goal of a $5..
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Rajya Sabha elections: P Chidambaram, five others elected unopposed from Tamil Nadu


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No sign of promised recovery: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the country's growth rate is weakening and there is no sign of the promised "recovery". "The NSO figures are out: the most striking graph is the..
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RS polls: Chidambaram, Ramesh, Tankha file nomination, murmurs of discontent in Congress over choice of candidates

Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, Vivek Tankha and Imran Pratapgarhi filed their nomination papers on Monday for the June 10 election to Rajya Sabha, amid voices of discontent emerging..
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BJP is afraid of Congress ideologies, P Chidambaram says


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CBI questions Karti Chidambaram in 'bribe-for-visa' case for 3rd consecutive day

The CBI is questioning Karti Chidambaram since Thursday in the 11-year old case which the Congress leader has termed as "most bogus" and a result of "political vendetta". The case is of 2011 when his..
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'Who's responsible for the young man's trauma?', asks P Chidambaram after Aryan Khan gets clean chit

Hours after Aryan Khan got a clean chit in the Mumbai drug case, P Chidambaram talked about the trauma of the 23-year-old in jail.
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New ED case against Karti Chidambaram, PC may face CBI probe

The ED has registered a money laundering case against Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and others in an alleged scam relating to the issuance of visas to over 260 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father..
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Timing of CBI search interesting: P Chidambaram


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'Timing of search interesting': P Chidambaram on son Karti Chidambaram's 'bribes for visa' case

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram pointed out that the timing of the raids by CBI against his son Karti Chidambaram was "interesting".
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Karti Chidambaram booked by CBI for facilitating visas of 250 Chinese nationals

Former union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram has been booked by CBI for facilitating visas to Chinese nationals.
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Rajya Sabha elections on June 10: Know state-wise seats going to polls, retiring MPs

Some of the big names among retiring MPs are Nirmala Sitharaman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibbal.
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'All king's horses, men can't save...': P Chidambaram reacts to Kiren Rijiju's 'lakshman rekha' remark on sedition

Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for tweeting over the Supreme Court's pause on the sedition law.
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Congress vs Congress? P Chidambaram heckled outside Calcutta High Court for defending Bengal government move

The lawyers said it wasn't appropriate for P Chidambaram to represent a respondent in a case challenged by another Congress leader.
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'Modi hai, mumkin hai': Chidambaram jeers Centre over power outages

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday took a swipe at the Centre over the issue widespread power outages, saying the government has found the "perfect solution" to it which is to cancel..
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LIC IPO: P Chidambaram questions government's 'desperation', says 'wrong time to do an IPO'

P Chidambaram also questioned why the government decided to bring LIC IPO after missing the March 31, 2022 deadline.
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P Chidambaram vs Jethmalani in court-style faceoff


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INX media case: HC notice to P Chidambaram, Karti on ED plea challenging trial court order


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Congress Working Committee meets to discuss poll debacle

The Congress Working Committee met on Sunday to discuss the outcome of the assembly elections in five states as the opposition party reels from the latest electoral debacle. Congress president Sonia..
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Yogi govt has added 40 per cent to UP's debt: P Chidambaram


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NDA is 'no data available' government, says P Chidambaram


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TMC, AAP 'fracturing' non-BJP vote in Goa; only Congress has capacity to beat BJP: Chidambaram

The TMC and AAP are "fracturing" the non-BJP vote in Goa, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Sunday and asserted that only his party has the capacity to defeat the BJP. In an interview with..
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Aircel Maxis: Delhi Court grants day's exemption to P Chidambaram from personal appearance


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PM Modi only fears losing elections, not even God: P Chidambaram


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Another year-end gift from Modi government: P Chidambaram's dig over vacant posts for teachers

In a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday that 6,535 full-time teaching posts were vacant in the central universities, 403 across IIMs..
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Aircel Maxis case: Delhi court issues summons to P Chidambaram, his son Karti

A Delhi court on Saturday issued summons to former union minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and others in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case..
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Boost for P Chidambaram as high court junks CBI plea in INX case


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INX Media case: Delhi HC dismisses CBI challenge to order allowing P Chidambaram to inspect documents

The Delhi high court on Wednesday dismissed CBI's challenge to a trial court order allowing Congress leader P Chidambaram and other accused in the INX Media case to inspect documents. CBI opposed the..
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'Perturbed' by many persons 'politely declining' to be part of Pegasus probe panel: P Chidambaram

"I am perturbed by the statement in the SC order that many persons when requested to be a member of a committee to probe the Pegasus controversy, 'politely declined'," Chidambaram tweeted. Can any..
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Congress crisis peaks as Capt says will quit party, senior leaders back Sibal

The crisis in Congress escalated on Thursday with former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh saying he will quit Congress soon, and senior leader P Chidambaram joining veteran partymen Ghulam Nabi..
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Chidambaram slams ICHR for omitting Nehru's photo from poster celebrating India's Independence

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at the ICHR for omitting the photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru from the first digital poster to celebrate the 75th year of India's Independence, and said..
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Former union finance minister P Chidambaram says India's recovery depends on Centre not taking foolish decisions


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