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, 1 week ago
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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 weeks ago Ishrat documents still missing, Chidambaram clueless Rediff.com, 1 month ago Ishrat affidavit row only to divert attention from real issue: Chidambaram 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, 4 weeks ago Chidambaram, MJ Akbar, Prabhu in the fray for RS nominations Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Chidambaram showed a total income of Rs 8.58 crore for 2014-15, while his wife Nalini showed income of Rs 1.25 crore for the same period. Aditi Phadnis reports Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram, his wife and family have assets worth Rs 95 crore, according to an affidavit filed by him on Tuesday to contest the Rajya Sabha election. Chidambaram has filed nomination papers for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra. According to his affidavit, filed in 22 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Congress on Wednesday dismissed as ‘bundle of lies’ the Bharatiya Janata Party’s charge that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi gave any direction to the then Home Minister P Chidambaram in the Ishrat Jahan case. It also sought to take the battle to the ruling party's camp, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of attempting to "derail" the judicial process in the fake encounter case and asked them to tell "the real motive behind desperation to shut ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago BJP spreading misinformation in Ishrat case to save Modi, Shah: Congress Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The one-man inquiry committee, which probed the issue of missing files in the controversial Ishrat Jahan encounter case, has claimed that former Home Secretary G K Pillai was in know of the changes made in the second affidavit relating to the case which was to be filed before Gujarat high court. The panel noted that a draft copy of a letter addressed to the then Attorney General late Goolam E Vahanvati by the then Home Secretary G K Pillai on September 18, 2009 has been recovered from the ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago Fresh storm over 'tutoring of witnesses' in Ishrat case Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
There will be no second term for Raghuram Rajan, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, who led radical reforms to correct stresses in the banking system, combated inflation ahead of growth, halted a plunging rupee and lifted India out of the ...DNA, 1 week ago
Subramanian Swamy said if income tax is abolished, middle class will deposit money in banks which can be invested in manufacturing. Image: During two years of the Narendra Modi government, India has seen a growth of around seven per cent. Photograph kind courtesy: Press Information Bureau In a sharp attack on Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said “if India wants to see economic growth at 10 per ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Contrary to the bragging that marked its two-year anniversary, the government's timidity on reform is simply astounding, says Mihir Sharma. There is little or no doubt in my mind that, since the beginning of 2016, there has been much energy, direction and purpose to this government than before. A creditable, forward-looking Union Budget was presented, with relatively sober fiscal arithmetic; a bankruptcy law has been passed; work continues on de-clogging the infrastructure ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With an aggressive Opposition and unyielding government, important legislation could be the biggest casualty, as details of the helicopter contract surface. Aditi Phadnis, Archis Mohan & Kavita Chowdhury report. A war that threatens to kill the legislative agenda of the budget session of Parliament and possibly the coming monsoon session has broken out between the government and the Opposition, with the Congress alleging that the government is out to “fix” ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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