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P Chidambaram says Congress has no organisational presence on ground

The infighting within the Congress is aggravating with each passing day. After Kapil Sibal, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram too has expressed his concern about the party’s functioning and its disastrous performance in Bihar election, as well as the Assembly bypolls in other states. P Chidambaram has said that the results of Bihar election and...

P Chidambaram criticises Sitharaman with “Messenger of God” remark

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday took a dig at Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her “Act of God” remark. Using the moniker “Messenger of God”, P Chidambaram said she must also explain the government’s “mismanagement” of the economy before the coronavirus crisis began. Notably, Sitharam had used the phrase “Act of God” for...

Chidambaram criticises Centre over 9 successive quarters of economic downturn

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday criticised the NDA government over its handling of the economy, alleging the BJP-led dispensation has caused nine successive quarters of economic decline and an impending recession in 2020-21. “Those who scoff at the UPA’s record must know that economists are laughing at their ignorance and ineptitude,” the...

PC asks RBI to tell govt to do its duty, take fiscal measures

Former Union finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has slammed the central government and questioned why the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is infusing more liquidity as the growth in the financial year 2020-21 is headed towards negative territory. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said, “RBI Governor says demand has collapsed, growth...

Cong leader Chidambaram says Rs20 lakh cr package is 0.91% of GDP, ‘hopelessly inadequate’

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday called the government’s Rs 20 lakh crore economic package as hopelessly inadequate. He also asked for a revised and comprehensive package of 10% of the GDP. He said the package amounted to just Rs 1.86 crore, which is 0.91% of the GDP. The stimulus package was announced by Prime...

Congress slams Centre’s decision to pause DA hike

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday opposed the Central government’s decision to cut back hike in dearness allowance (DA) of government employees and pensioners. Singh said that he did not think that at this “stage such cuts were necessary”. In a video message released by the Congress, Manmohan Singh, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi,...

PC wants govt to lock down cities for 2-3 weeks to contain coronavirus

Former home minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for being hesitant of ordering a lockdown of all cities and towns. Taking to Twitter, Chidambaram said: “After WHO Director General’s statement yesterday, there should be no hesitation in ordering an immediate lockdown of all our...

Congress Leader P Chidambaram Blame Modi Govt For Yes Bank Crisis

Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has blame the Modi government through the Yes Bank crisis. Chidambaram alleged that bad loans have increased four times under NDA rule and demonetisation has worsened the situation. He asked whether it was right that SBI was looking for an investment opportunity in Yes Bank? Why should SBI...

If Nobody Will Be Affected By CAA Then Why Govt Passed the Law: Chidambaram to Amit Shah

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram targeted Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his remarks that no one from the minority community will be affected by Citizenship Amendment Act and asked why then was the community excluded from the law in the first place. Addressing a rally in Kolkata, Shah assured the people of the minority...

Kashmir is With India Physically, Not Emotionally: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury slammed the centre on Friday for slapping Public Safety Act on two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir who are already in detention and stated that the region is physically with India but no longer with us emotionally. He said that, “Prime Minister spoke against Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba...

Chidambaram Proposes Televised Q&A Session to PM Modi Over CAA

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram has attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not speaking to his detractors. Asserting that Modi is not talking to his critics, senior Congress leader in a series of tweets urged him to select five critics and have a televised question and answer session on CAA so...

CAA: Chidambaram Hit Out at PM Modi, ‘What is the Meaning of Such Challenges?’

New Delhi: The statement of former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has come amid protests over Citizenship Act. He has hit out at Narendra Modi after the Prime Minister dared the Congress to declare that it was ready to give Indian citizenship to all Pakistanis. Why should we give citizenship to people...