Tag Archives: P. Chidambaram
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..
P Chidambaram, Piyush Goyal Elected to Rajya Sabha From Maharashtra
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and senior Congress leader and former finance minister PChidambaram got elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra. The deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended on Friday afternoon. As none of the six candidates pulled out, all of them were elected to th..
Chidambaram, Sibal, Jairam Congress Nominees for Rajya Sabha
The Congress on Saturday named former union ministers P. Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Jairam Ramesh, Ambika Soni and Oscar Fernandes as its candidates for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha. The party's list of eight candidates from seven states also included Pradeep Tamta, Vivek Tankha and..
Live: Over 18 Percent Polling in Tamil Nadu
Over 18 percent of the total voters cast their ballots on Monday in majorty of Tamil Nadu's 232-assembly constituencies where polling is underway on Monday. At the end of two hours, the poll percentage is over 18 percent, said an election commission official. DMK chief M.Karunanidhi, his son ..
No Tax on Agriculture Income: Jaitley
New Delhi: The central government on Thursday outright rejected suggestions from some opposition members to bring agriculture income under the tax net, saying this is not being considered at all. Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill, 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha, Union Finance Minister Arun Jai..