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Chidambaram slams Modi, calls him encounter minister
In a fresh war of words, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday hit out at Narendra Modi dubbing him a compulsive liar and an encounter chief minister. In Chennai, Chidambaram said, “Mr......
How MPs guarded Chidambaram during his budget speech
Sheela Bhatt recounts the tension, suspense and disruptions during P Chidambaram’s interim budget speech in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram could present the......
Chidambaram barking up the wrong tree: Yechury
Communist Party of India-Marxist Politburo Member Sitaram Yechury has stated that Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s recent visit to the United States to lure American companies to invest in......
Chidambaram, Jairam clash in Union Cabinet meeting
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had to intervene to control a 'big fight' in the Union Cabinet meeting between Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram on......
Mantra of Union Budget: Fiscal consolidation
P Chidamabaram’s February 28 Budget will not have any big-ticket ideas, reports Sheela BhattSo do you agree that the Railway Budget was a damp squib and it contains NOTHING to talk about? If......
Finance Minister P Chidambaram's report card is a mixed bag
The finance minister championed a rapid narrowing of the exploding fiscal deficit, in particular, by successfully introducing a regular monthly increase in diesel prices. Assessments of the......
Poll code helps FM better fiscal deficit target
When P Chidambaram passes on the reins of the finance ministry to his successor, he might do so with the government’s fiscal deficit for 2013-14 at 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product,......
How to make the agriculture growth story sustainable
Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s claim in his interim Budget speech of ‘stellar performance’ of the agriculture sector is based on numbers, though it needs to be analysed from......
Budget: A magic show from Chidambaram
Investors would have much preferred a gritty, honest appraisal of the tough trade-offs. Investors tuned in to Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s Budget speech on......
How good was the vote-on-account?
It would be unfair to begrudge Mr Chidambaram for using the last occasion in this Lok Sabha's term to advertise the UPA government's priorities, commitments and achievements, rues Nitin Pai By now......
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