Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has ‘slipped’ when he told the Parliament that Service Tax revenues are not shared with the states. "FM was wrong. “He slipped. All taxes, including Service Tax, are shared," Chidambaram said in a tweet. He was commenting on a reply given by Jaitley to a question in Rajya Sabha on the 14th Finance Commission recommendations. In the reply, he had said as per the Commission recommendations Service Tax is ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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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 month ago Venkaiah Naidu Slams Congress For Speaking In Different Voices On Kashmir Jagran Post, 1 month ago
Going by the number of changes Mr Jaitley’s next Budget is likely to see, he will go down in the history of Budget-making as the finance minister who ushered in the largest number of changes in a single Budget, says A K Bhattacharya. The annual Budget-making exercise from this year will be different in many ways. This is going to be unusual. Only a few finance ministers have had the chance of making fundamental changes in the way Union Budgets are presented. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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 month ago
Tax rate of this importance must only be changed with the approval of the Parliament: P Chidambaram, says P Chidambaram Please now, on basis of your own report –‘Cap the tax rate’. We mean it cannot be changed with whim of ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago Congress Announces Support For GST But Conditions Apply Jagran Post, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
Here's a recap of the events from the past 24 hours. Girls practice Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. All Photographs: PTI Photo Former Union minister P Chidambaram with author Sanjaya Baru, left, at the release of the latter’s book 1991: How PV Narsimha Rao Made History at a function in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo Rio Olympics silver medalist shuttler P V Sindhu being welcomed by students of St Ann’s College for Women where Sindhu is a ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
The Congress party shut the gates of its headquarters and refused to bid official farewell on the death of former prime minister and party president Narasimha Rao, whose ‘crime’ was to end ‘proprietary control’ of Nehru-Gandhi family on the party, according to a new book. Sanjaya Baru, media adviser to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in his book said that Singh was the only Congress leader who regularly and religiously paid tribute and honoured PV’s memory, ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
The Congress leadership should have immediately called on the Karnataka chief minister to implement the Supreme Court order and crack down on the violence, says R Rajagopalan. The Supreme Court’s order to the Karnataka government to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu has legal and constitutional obligations on the Congress government headed by Siddaramaiah. Till yesterday the issue remained legal but it turned political when the Karnataka government made it an all-party issue by ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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