Karti Chidambaram: News

Karti Chidambaram is a businessman, Indian National Congress (INC) politician, and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the son of former Home and Finance Minister of India, P Chidambaram. He did his Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Texas and LLB from Cambridge University. Previously associated with his father's political activities, Chidambaram contested for the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga constituency but lost to AIADMK's PR Senthilnathan. He contested again in the 2019 elections and this time, he beat BJP's Hariharan Raja to become the Lok Sabha member of Parliament from Sivaganga. He is a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and Vice-President of the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association. Chidambaram has been one of the key accused, along with his father, in multiple scams, including the INX Media case and the Aircel-Maxis scam. It is alleged that he grew business empires and amassed wealth leveraging his father's position in the Indian Government.

06 Jun 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress leaders rally for Rahul to become leader of opposition

The Congress—which won 99 Lok Sabha seats—is now entitled to the leader of the opposition post in the Parliament.

25 Mar 2024

Congress Party

2024 Lok Sabha polls: Congress releases 6th list of candidates

The Congress has unveiled its sixth list of candidates for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

I regret: DMK MP apologizes for 'Gaumutra' remark in Parliament

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP DNV Senthil Kumar on Wednesday withdrew his controversial statement calling Hindi heartland "Gaumutra (cow urine) states" in Parliament.

Supreme Court to review its 'Money Laundering Act' decision today

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a review petition on Thursday that challenged its recent judgment on the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002.

CBI took classified papers during raids: Karti to LS Speaker

Lok Sabha MP Karti Chidambaram on Friday wrote to the Speaker of the House, Om Birla, claiming the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seized some of the confidential documents belonging to a parliamentary panel of which he is a member.

CBI raids P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram in 'bribe-for-visa' case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday raided the residence and offices of Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on new bribery allegations involving facilitating visas for 250 Chinese nationals.

23 Mar 2022

P Chidambaram

Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram, son Karti get regular bail

In a major relief to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram, a Delhi court on Wednesday granted regular bail to the duo in the Aircel-Maxis case.

03 Aug 2020


Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus; goes into home quarantine

Member of Parliament Karti Chidamabaram (48) on Monday revealed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Chidamabaram, who represents Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu) in the Lok Sabha, is the latest among prominent political figures to have contracted the infection.

23 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

Manmohan, Sonia meet Chidambaram in Tihar. 'Honored', says jailed leader

Lodged in Tihar jail since September 5, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was visited by Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday morning.

In letter to 'jailed' father Chidambaram, Karti mocks PM Modi

Karti Chidambaram, in a two-page letter addressed to his father and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on the latter's 74th birthday, criticized the current government.

From Tihar, Chidambaram mocks Narendra Modi-led government

P Chidambaram, former Union Minister of Finance and Home, may have been lodged at Tihar jail but that hasn't stopped him from attacking the government, led by BJP.

INX Media Case: CBI questions Indrani Mukerjea in prison

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating alleged corruption in foreign funds which INX Media received years ago, questioned Indrani Mukerjea in Mumbai's Byculla jail on Tuesday.

Important day for Chidambaram, SC to pronounce verdict on pleas

P Chidambaram, the former Finance Minister, who has been in CBI custody has an important day today, as courts will pronounce verdict on a bunch of his pleas.

Chidambaram's CBI custody extended again, this time till September 2

A special court on Friday extended the CBI custody of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram till September 2, Monday.

Chidambaram "offers" to remain in CBI custody till September 2

P Chidambaram, the former Union Finance Minister who is currently in CBI custody for his alleged involvement in INX Media case, made an unprecedented offer in Supreme Court on Thursday.

INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea calls Chidambaram's arrest 'good news'

Indrani Mukerjea, who co-founded INX Media along with her husband Peter, is "glad" former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been arrested.

INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to custody till August 26

A special CBI court sent former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is facing probe for his alleged involvement in the INX Media case, to custody till August 26, Monday.

25 Mar 2019

Tamil Nadu

Will bring bad name: Congress leader opposes Karti Chidambaram's candidature

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti was given a Congress ticket from Sivaganga late on Sunday night, making way for infighting in the party.

Aircel-Maxis case: CBI given green light to prosecute P Chidambaram

On Monday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a Delhi court that the Centre had given it the green light to go ahead and prosecute former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.

In Aircel-Maxis case, Chidambaram named as accused in chargesheet

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday named former Union Minister P Chidambaram as accused no. 1 in the Aircel-Maxis case. The senior Congress leader's son Karti and his accountant Bhaskar Raman were also mentioned in the chargesheet.

11 Oct 2018


INX Media case: ED attaches Chidambaram's assets worth Rs. 54cr

According to news agency PTI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs. 54cr from Karti Chidambaram, both in India and abroad, in connection with the INX Media case.

19 Jul 2018


Aircel-Maxis case: CBI files charge-sheet against Chidambaram, son Karti

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a supplementary charge sheet against former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti, naming them the accused in the Aircel Maxis deal case.

Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram, son protected from arrest till Aug 7

A Delhi court today extended the protection from arrest granted to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in Aircel-Maxis money laundering case till August 7.

12 Jun 2018

Subramanian Swamy

Aircel-Maxis: Chidambaram summoned by ED for second round of questioning

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today reached the ED headquarters in Delhi for the second round of questioning in the Aircel-Maxis case.

INX Media case: Chidambaram arrives at CBI HQ for questioning

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday went to the CBI headquarters for questioning regarding foreign investment clearances given to INX media during his tenure.

Aircel-Maxis: No arrest for Chidambaram till July-10, but summons tomorrow

Five days after former finance minister P Chidambaram sought relief in the Aircel-Maxis case, a Delhi court today granted him protection from arrest till July 10.

26 Mar 2018


INX-case: CBI plans confronting Peter Mukerjea with Karti Chidambaram

The CBI has got custody of Peter Mukerjea, former director of INX Media, for five days. In its affidavit, it said it plans to bring him face to face with Karti Chidambaram in the INX money laundering case.

INX money-laundering: Karti gets bail after 13-days in Tihar Jail

Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidamabaram, is out on bail in the INX money laundering case after 13 days in Tihar Jail.

CBI seeks judicial custody while Karti wants separate prison cell

The CBI produced Karti Chidambaram in court today after his three-day police custody expired, and has now sought 15-day judicial custody, saying he remained "evasive" and "non-cooperative" during interrogation.

09 Mar 2018


Sonia Gandhi reveals why she didn't become Prime-Minister in 2004

Speaking at India Today Conclave in Mumbai, Sonia Gandhi revealed why she chose not to become the Prime Minister even after leading UPA to power in 2004.

09 Mar 2018

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC grants Karti Chidambaram temporary relief from arrest

In some relief for Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram and an accused in the INX money-laundering case, the Delhi HC has refrained the ED from arresting him till March 20.

INX case: SC refuses Karti Chidambaram protection from arrest

The SC has refused to grant interim protection from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to Karti Chidambaram in the INX money laundering case.

05 Mar 2018


Budget session stormed by Nirav Modi, Karti Chidambaram issues

The second part of the budget session began today on a stormy note, with the ruling and opposition parties training their guns on each other over major corruption scandals.

05 Mar 2018


INX money-laundering: Karti paid Rs. 1.8cr to influential political leader

ED has claimed that Karti Chidambaram, under investigation in the INX money laundering case, paid a senior political leader Rs. 1.8cr in five instalments in over 3.5 years.

04 Mar 2018


INX-case: Karti to be confronted with the Mukerjeas in Mumbai

The CBI has taken Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, to Mumbai for questioning in the INX money laundering case.

02 Mar 2018


Karti Chidambaram, in CBI custody, wants food from Zomato, Swiggy

Karti Chidambaram, the son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, who is under a five-day CBI custody since Thursday for his involvement in the INX money laundering case, has been reportedly throwing his weight around.

INX money-laundering: CBI seeks 14-day custody to grill Karti Chidambaram

The CBI has sought 14-day custody of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, in the INX money laundering case.

01 Mar 2018

P Chidambaram

Karti Chidambaram's arrest: Congress says, PM diverting from corruption scandals

Slamming the graft allegations against P Chidambaram's son Karti, Congress claimed that PM Narendra Modi is desperately trying to divert people's attention from the corruption scandals tumbling out of BJP's closet.

Karti Chidambaram arrested in INX money laundering case

The CBI arrested Karti Chidambaram from the Chennai airport this morning in the INX money laundering case.

Chidambaram approaches SC seeking "fundamental-rights" protection amid CBI, ED raids

Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram moved the Supreme Court seeking protection of his fundamental rights, following the raids and summons to his son Karti by CBI and Enforcement Directorate.

13 Jan 2018


ED raids Karti Chidambaram's premises in Delhi, Chennai

Chidambarams continue to be haunted by scams. Now, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted raids at various premises linked to Karti Chidambaram, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's son.

23 May 2017


Indrani Mukerjea wants "amicable" divorce from Peter

After a hearing in the Sheena Bora murder case, accused Indrani Mukerjea told reporters she would like to settle her divorce with estranged husband Peter Mukerjea amicably, instead of going for legal procedures.