Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday dubbed Congress leader P Chidambaram’s remarks on Kashmir as “political opportunism” and said they reflect a wish to unsettle an elected government. Chidambaram, in a statement, had said Congress, National Conference and, if willing, People’s Democratic Party should come together to find a solution to stop the violence and a path forward that would bring hope, peace and prosperity to the people of ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s health concerns have hit the party’s ambitions, at least for the near future. Poor trust in Rahul Gandhi’s political acumen could force the party to bring in someone outside of the first family to help run things smoothly. R Rajagopalan reports from New Delhi. IMAGE: Rahul Gandhi does not take after his mother, a weakness now finding acknowledgment by many within the party who feel a third person may be required to help with the running ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
“We did not abuse RBI governors. We did not let loose people to abuse them and we never forced them to say that they will not seek a second term," says former finance minister Chidambaram. IMAGE: Former finance Minister Chidambaram with RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. Photograph: Reuters Taking a jibe at the way the Narendra Modi government handled the vicious criticism of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan by a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In his book, former governor Subbarao says Chidambaram, Pranab were piqued by his tight rate policy; refused extension to two deputies. IMAGE: Raghuram Rajan (L), with Duvvuri Subbarao. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Conventional wisdom says while the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) agree to disagree on certain issues, it is the monetary policy that has the final seal of approval of both parties. But, as a “tell-all” book by former RBI Governor ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said he was "disappointed and profoundly saddened" by Rajan's decision against a second term, but was not surprised by the development Congress on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of "hounding out" Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan and said he has done what any "self-respecting" person would do even as Bharatiya Janata Party declined to join issue, claiming it does not offer comments on independent regulators. BJP MP Subramanian ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Former Home Minister P Chidamabram, who drew flak for the alleged two affidavits filed by the Centre in the Ishrat Jahan case, on Thursday said the reports published in a leading daily “completely exposed the fake controversy created by the National Democratic Alliance government”, adding that it vindicates his stand. “The news report published in the Indian Express (external link) today comprehensively exposes the fake controversy created by the NDA government on the two ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Pillai knew of changes in Ishrat affidavit: Probe panel Rediff.com, 2 months ago Fresh storm over 'tutoring of witnesses' in Ishrat case Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The stage is for a contest in the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana even as union ministers Piyush Goyal and Suresh Prabhu, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav and all six nominees of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu were elected unopposed. IMAGE: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was elected unopposed from ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Reform ideas do not occur overnight and evolve over the years, says M Govinda Rao. Now that the goods and services tax (GST) Constitution amendment Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha, different political parties are ascribing its success to their own ingenuity. As Raja Chelliah used to say, often originality lies in suppressing the original source. Indeed, reform ideas do not occur overnight and evolve over the years. Still, it is useful to get the history right. Several tax experts have ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Irom Sharmila, the iconic activist who had not eaten a morsel for 16 years in protest against alleged army atrocities in Manipur, ended her epic fast on Tuesday. After 16 long years, she is ready to take a different route to this goal. She has said that she will contest elections as an independent candidate. On the occasion of her breaking the world’s longest hunger strike, Rediff.com reproduces this 2011 feature on the activist and her life. IMAGE: Irom Sharmila ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
States are apprehensive of losing their rights to raise revenue during emergencies. The government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are confident of a smooth legislative journey for the goods and services tax (GST) over the next few months, both in state Assemblies and Parliament. The two are now chalking out a campaign to take the tax reform to the people as an effort that would reduce the burden on the common man and pave the way for ‘achche din’, or better days. The ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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