Tag Archives: P. Chidambaram
Budget Disappointing; Demonetisation Terrible: Chidambaram
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday took on the government for presenting a "disappointing" budget and termed demonetisation "a terrible" decision. Chidambaram, while participating in the discussion on General Budget in the Rajya Sabha, also cr..
Chidambaram Questions Government’s GDP Numbers
New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday put a question mark on the GDP estimate provided during the budget presentation. "What is the correct nominal GDP number for 2016-17? According to last year's budget documents, the nominal GDP for 2016-17 was estimated at Rs 150,65,010..
Indian Economy Is Not In Good Shape Is Obvious: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi: A day before the Economic Survey is tabled in Parliament, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released a document detailing the current scenario of the Indian economy, which he said was not in good shape and cited the IMF which projected a 6.6 per cent economic growth in the cu..
Chidambaram Supports State Funding Of Elections
Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said he supported state funding of elections. "I would support it (state funding of elections)," he said when asked for comments at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary meet here. "Fighting an election has become an extremely costly affair. E..
Highlights Of Former Finance Minister P Chidamabaram’s Speech At Congress’s Jan Vedna Sammelan
Congress’s daylong convention on the challenges post-demonetisation, called Jan vedna Sammelan, began Wednesday. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi presided over the convention while party president Sonia Gandhi stayed away. In the past, Rahul had presided over the party’s foundation day fu..
Chidambaram Calls Government Draft Clumsy, Jaitley Refers to Rau
New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday called the government's constitutional amendment bill on the Goods and Services Tax a "clumsy draft", to whichi his successor Arun Jaitley said the draft's language was same as used by B.N. Rau, who had aided B.R. Ambedkar in drafting th..
18% GST Rate Would Be Inflationary: P. Chidambaram Addressing House
Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told the House that a GST rate exceeding 18% would be inflationary in nature. He said there is a need for garnering support for an 18% standard GST rate, for which, he will soon start a nation-wide campaign for a consensus. The above 18% tax rate will not se..
Chidambaram Refute Jaitley’s Remarks Over Inflation
Former finance minister P Chidambaram today rejected Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's contention in Lok Sabha that UPA government left behind double digit inflation. "FM said UPA bequeathed double digit inflation. In June 2014 CPI (Consumer Price Index) was 6.77 and WPI (The Wholesale Price Index)..
Ishrat Jahan case: Inquiry Report Submitted; Papers Missing
New Delhi: The one-man inquiry panel investigating the missing files related to Ishrat Jahan case has accomplished that the papers were “removed knowingly or unknowingly or misplaced” in September, 2009, a period when Congress leader P Chidambaram was the Home Minister. Additional Secretary i..
Modi Government Used Money, Muscle Power to Subvert RS Polls: Congress
The Congress on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of using money and muscle power to subvert the election process during the Rajya Sabha polls. "The Modi government has used money and muscle power during the Rajya Sabha elections - just as they did to throttle democracy in Uttarakhand..