Indian politician and lawyer (born 1945)
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Palaniappan Chidambaram, better known as P. 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.And also served Interim Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha from 2022 to 2023 under Mallikarjun Kharge.
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P Chidambaram claims 'ethnic cleansing complete' in Imphal valley; slams Centre, state govt
'Living in world of hallucinations': P Chidambaram slams FM Nirmala Sitharaman for 'UPA wasted decade' remarkIntervening during the debate on the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Sitharaman had said the UPA "wasted a decade because of corruption and cronyism".
'Debating issue of ethnic cleansing is duty of MPs': Congress' P Chidambaram hits out at Amit Shah over Manipur remarksReacting to Shah's remarks, Chidambaram said, "Ethnic cleansing is shameful, admitted the Hon'ble Home Minister. It happened under his watch. He added that it is "more shameful" that politics is being..
Congress leader Chidambaram claims Rajya Sabha hasn’t admitted a single question on ManipurThe Manipur issue dominated Rajya Sabha proceedings for the fifth consecutive day with opposition and treasury benches trading charges and the Chair cautioning members from “transgressing” into..
Congress has 'unique position' in Opposition ranks, leader of anti-BJP bloc will emerge in due course: P Chidambaram
Congress sets up panel headed by P Chidambaram to firm up UCC response
Karnataka polls: People stood up to BJP's 'money and muscle power', says ChidambaramWith a strong showing by the Congress in the Karnataka assembly polls, senior party leader P Chidambaram on Saturday congratulated the state's people for a "decisive verdict" and said they stood up to..
ED attaches Karti Chidambaram properties worth Rs 11 crore in INX media caseIn a press release, the ED said it had unearthed illegal gratification Karti had received directly and indirectly from INX Media Pvt. Ltd to which his father P Chidambaram, also accused in the case,..
Only one boasting about India's economic growth is the government: P ChidambaramCongress veteran and former finance minister P Chidambaram, citing World Bank's latest GDP estimate for India, attacked the government and said it is only the Centre who is 'boasting' about the..
P Chidambaram gets court nod for Singapore travel to appear for client
Congress begins day-long 'Sankalp Satyagraha' at Delhi's Rajghat in support of Rahul GandhiCongress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, senior leaders KC Venugopal, P Chidambaram and Salman Khurshid were among the party's top brass taking part in the satyagraha..
Long live anonymous democracy: Chidambaram's dig at electoral bond donations to BJPSenior Congress leader P Chidambaram has alleged that the bulk of the more than Rs 12,000 crore worth electoral bonds sold so far have been donated to the BJP anonymously by corporates, asserting that..
Assets of Chidambaram’s wife, others seized in Saradha scamThe ED on Friday said it has attached assets worth Rs 6.3 crore in the Saradha money laundering case. The owners of the assets include Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former finance minister P Chidambaram...
Constitution, not parliament, supreme: P Chidambaram on V-P Dhankhar's remarks on judiciarySenior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar is "wrong" in stating that Parliament is supreme and his views should warn every Constitution-loving citizen..
Gujarat polls: Chidambaram targets BJP, says no one apologised or resigned for Morbi bridge tragedyAhead 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..
Mallikarjun Kharge resigns as LoP, Digvijaya Singh or P Chidambaram may replace him; tough road ahead for Shashi TharoorOn Friday, the last day of filing the nominations, Digvijaya Singh dropped out of the race after it became clear that his senior, Mallikarjun Kharge,
P Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh in race to succeed Mallikarjun Kharge as leader of opposition in Rajya SabhaWith 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..
'Manmohan Singh didn't serve unpalatable food like GST, savage taxes': Chidambaram slams FM SitharamanP Chidambaram issued a scathing attack on FM Nirmala Sitharaman, criticizing policies like demonetization and "savage taxes".
Inflation not a 'red-lettered priority' for finance minsiter: P Chidambaram
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..
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..
Veering to conclusion Parliament 'dysfunctional'; democracy 'gasping for breath': P ChidambaramIn 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..
Probes, trials stalled by appeals set to pick up pace after SC's PMLA rulingThe 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..
Chidambaram slams govt over GST hike on scientific equipmentSenior 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..
Chidambaram says Nirmala Sitharaman should appoint chief economic astrologer, BJP calls it ‘obnoxious’ commentUnder 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..
Put Agnipath on hold, take it up in Parliament: OppositionAddressing 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..
National Herald case: Where is the FIR, Chidambaram asks BJPAhead 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,..
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..
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..
P Chidambaram suffers fractured rib, Congress alleges manhandling by Delhi policeAccording to sources, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has consulted a doctor who advised him to take rest and medication.
Congress protest: Police attacked KC Venugopal; broke Chidambaram's rib, alleges SurjewalaThe 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..
P Chidambaram suffered rib injury after Delhi police manhandling: CongressSenior 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..
Goal of $5 trillion GDP appears to be case of 'shifting goalposts': ChidambaramWith 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..
Rajya Sabha elections: P Chidambaram, five others elected unopposed from Tamil Nadu
No sign of promised recovery: ChidambaramSenior 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..
RS polls: Chidambaram, Ramesh, Tankha file nomination, murmurs of discontent in Congress over choice of candidatesCongress 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..
BJP is afraid of Congress ideologies, P Chidambaram says
CBI questions Karti Chidambaram in 'bribe-for-visa' case for 3rd consecutive dayThe 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..
'Who's responsible for the young man's trauma?', asks P Chidambaram after Aryan Khan gets clean chitHours 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.
New ED case against Karti Chidambaram, PC may face CBI probeThe 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..
Timing of CBI search interesting: P Chidambaram
'Timing of search interesting': P Chidambaram on son Karti Chidambaram's 'bribes for visa' caseFormer Union Minister P Chidambaram pointed out that the timing of the raids by CBI against his son Karti Chidambaram was "interesting".
Karti Chidambaram booked by CBI for facilitating visas of 250 Chinese nationalsFormer union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram has been booked by CBI for facilitating visas to Chinese nationals.
Rajya Sabha elections on June 10: Know state-wise seats going to polls, retiring MPsSome of the big names among retiring MPs are Nirmala Sitharaman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibbal.
'All king's horses, men can't save...': P Chidambaram reacts to Kiren Rijiju's 'lakshman rekha' remark on seditionKiren Rijiju on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for tweeting over the Supreme Court's pause on the sedition law.
Congress vs Congress? P Chidambaram heckled outside Calcutta High Court for defending Bengal government moveThe lawyers said it wasn't appropriate for P Chidambaram to represent a respondent in a case challenged by another Congress leader.
'Modi hai, mumkin hai': Chidambaram jeers Centre over power outagesSenior 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..
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.
P Chidambaram vs Jethmalani in court-style faceoff
INX media case: HC notice to P Chidambaram, Karti on ED plea challenging trial court order