P Chidambaram: News

01 Jul 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

'Bulldozer justice...': Congress slams Centre over new criminal laws

With the three new criminal laws taking effect on Monday, the Congress slammed the Narendra Modi government for "bulldozing" existing laws and replacing them with new bills without adequate debate.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury resigns as Bengal Congress chief

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has stepped down from his role as the chief of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee.

22 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress takes a dig at Shah's retirement advice to Patnaik

The Congress on Wednesday reacted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement advising Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (77) to retire due to his "advanced age and health issues."

16 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress hits back at Modi's 'Muslim budget' charge

The Congress has quashed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations that the party had plans to introduce a separate budget for Muslims when it was in power in 2013.

09 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Blatantly racist': Congress on Modi's jibe over Pitroda's remarks

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stirring up a debate on the "skin color of Indians."

05 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress releases manifesto for 2024 polls, focus on 'Paanch Nyay' 

The Congress released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on Friday.

01 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Katchatheevu row: Chidambaram, Stalin hit out at PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under fire from former home minister P Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin over the Katchatheevu island dispute.

17 Jan 2024

Congress Party

Eye on 2024 polls, Congress invites ideas for 'people's manifesto' 

The Congress has invited people from across the country to offer suggestions on what to include in its manifesto.

30 Sep 2023

Congress Party

Golden harvest for BJP: Chidambaram calls electoral bonds 'legalized bribery'

Veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram described electoral bonds as "legalized bribery" on Saturday and alleged that it will be a "golden harvest" for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the fresh tranche opens.

09 Sep 2023

Rahul Gandhi

'Modi government hiding poor from G20 Summit guests': Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday criticized the central government for allegedly "hiding the country's reality" from the guests of the G20 Summit, which is being held in New Delhi.

Manipur: Chidambaram slams BJP government over Kuki-Zo evictions from Imphal

Former Home Minister and Congress MP P Chidambaram on Sunday accused the Manipur government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "ethnic cleansing" in Imphal Valley, Manipur.

16 Jul 2023

Congress Party

Congress may take 'nuanced approach' on UCC: Report

Several top leaders of the Congress—including P Chidambaram, Salman Khurshid, Manish Tewari and KTS Tulsi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, and Vivek Tankha—held a closed-door meeting on Saturday to discuss the party's stand on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

30 May 2023

Congress Party

Chidambaram slams Centre for 'profiteering' through higher fuel taxes

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of "profiteering" through higher taxes on fuel at the cost of the people.

SC upholds ED's powers to arrest under money laundering act

In a big win for the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Supreme Court upheld the agency's powers to make arrests under the money laundering act.

14 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Delhi: Chidambaram suffers rib fracture during Congress protest against ED

Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram suffered a fracture in his left rib on Monday.

03 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Ghulam Nabi Azad refuses to be 'no. 2' in Congress

Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has refused President Sonia Gandhi's offer to be in the number two position in the party.

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

Karti 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 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Congress never monetized core, strategic assets: Chidambaram on NMP

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday slammed the Centre's National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), saying his Congress party monetized non-core, loss-making assets when in power, in stark contrast to what the Narendra Modi-led government proposes to do.

08 Jun 2021

Narendra Modi

'I was wrong': Chidambaram withdraws statement on Centre's vaccine policy

Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram today withdrew his comments criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the central government's shift in vaccination policy.

18 Nov 2020


No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

05 Oct 2020


India may have crossed coronavirus peak, claims Finance Ministry

Seven months after India imposed a strict lockdown to contain coronavirus spread, the country may have crossed the peak, the Finance Ministry said in its September report.

25 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.

10 Aug 2020

Tamil Nadu

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

With a tweet on Sunday, Lok Sabha MP from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi sparked a heated conversation surrounding language and attempted to slam the BJP-led Centre for imposing Hindi across the nation.

17 Jul 2020


Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

The political crisis in Rajasthan took a surprising turn on Thursday as rebel Sachin Pilot called up senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, days after the party stripped him of two posts.

31 Jan 2020

Manmohan Singh

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.

21 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal

Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment

At a time when India is witnessing a historic economic slump, the government should welcome investments, said chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, on Monday.

17 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

23 Dec 2019

Sharad Pawar

Jharkhand elections: BJP loses another state, Hemant Soren emerges victorious

Today, BJP faced a humiliating defeat as the state of Jharkhand slipped through its hands.

Supreme Court grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media case

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted bail to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case.

01 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.

Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till December 11; bail hearing adjourned

A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Congress leader P Chidambaram till December 11 in the INX Media corruption case.

30 Oct 2019

Delhi High Court

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar jail till November 13 by Delhi court in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Chidambaram is suffering from Crohn's disease, needs immediate treatment: Sources

A day after he was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram is said to be suffering from Crohn's disease, sources told PTI.

In ED custody, P Chidambaram's health worsens, rushed to AIIMS

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is in Enforcement Directorate custody, was on Monday rushed to AIIMS after his health dipped.

23 Oct 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

Congress is not giving up on its leaders, even the jailed ones. This is the message interim party president Sonia Gandhi sent on Wednesday when she visited DK Shivakumar in Tihar prison.

Bail granted to Chidambaram, but will remain in ED custody

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram got a slight relief from the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The top court granted him bail in the INX Media case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

18 Oct 2019

Delhi High Court

CBI charges P Chidambaram, 13 others, in INX Media case

Congress leader and ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram was among those named in the charge-sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the INX Media case on Friday. The CBI also charged Chidambaram's son, Karti.

16 Oct 2019

Delhi High Court

INX Media case: ED officials arrest Chidambaram after interrogating him

Former Finance Minister and Congress veteran P Chidambaram, who is currently lodged at Tihar jail in connection to the INX Media case, was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials this morning.

Enforcement Directorate allowed to arrest Chidambaram in INX Media case

On Tuesday, a special Delhi court allowed the Enforcement Directorate to arrest former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

Chidambaram's custody extended to October-17, but may get home-cooked meals

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested by CBI in a dramatic fashion from his New Delhi residence on August 21, will remain in Tihar jail till October 17, a special court said on Thursday.

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

In all likeliness, the woes of Congress leader DK Shivakumar will not end anytime soon.

30 Sep 2019

Delhi High Court

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram may influence witnesses and hence he can not be given bail, the Delhi High Court noted on Monday.

Decisions taken collectively, how is Chidambaram at fault, asks Manmohan

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar jail in connection to corruption in INX Media case, has found support in ex-Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

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.

19 Sep 2019

Tihar Jail

Setback for Chidambaram, will be lodged in Tihar till October-3

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar jail since September 5, will stay there till October 3, a special court ruled on Thursday.

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.

12 Sep 2019

Delhi High Court

Sibal wants home-cooked food for Chidambaram, Delhi HC says 'impossible'

P Chidambaram should be given home-cooked food inside Tihar jail, his lawyer and party colleague Kapil Sibal told the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

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.

INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in Tihar jail, said on Monday that he doesn't want any of the officers involved in the INX Media case to be arrested as they didn't commit any wrongdoing.