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Tag: Former Finance Minister

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Not A Single Charge Framed Against Me In 106 Days: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, released from the Tihar jail, here on Wednesday, after granted bail by the Supreme Court, said there was not a “single charge framed against me” in the last 106 days. After stepping out of the jail, Chidambaram said, “I can’t comment on the case. […]

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Chidambaram Walks Out Of Tihar Jail

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, who was lodged in Tihar jail in connection with the INX Media case, was on Wednesday released after 106 days in prison after granted bail by the Supreme Court. Chidambaram came out of the Tihar jail around 8 p.m. after the jail authorities received […]

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SC extends Chidambaram's CBI custody till September 5

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will remain in the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) custody till September 5 despite the investigating agency informing the court that it does not want to question him further. Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, assured […]

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Jaitley's ashes immersed in Ganga by his son

New Delhi: The ashes of late Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley were immersed in the Ganga in Haridwar by his son Rohan on Monday. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal were also present. Jaitley died on Saturday morning after a long fought battle with […]

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Union Ministers, Leaders Pay Last Respects To Jaitley At BJP Headquarters

New Delhi: The mortal remains of former finance minister Arun Jaitley were on Sunday morning brought to the BJP headquarters where Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, senior party leaders and workers paid their last respects. BJP working president JP Nadda, Union ministers Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal and Anurag Thakur, and AAP leader […]

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Jaitley's health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorated on Friday, AIIMS sources said. The former Minister, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness, underwent dialysis on Thursday. BJP national Vice President Uma Bharti visited the AIIMS to enquire about […]

SC Gives Chidambaram Interim Protection In INX Case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest, till August 26, to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). “We are inclined to continue his interim protection in the Enforcement Directorate. He had interim protection from arrest before as […]

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Jaitley On Life Support; Nitish, Piyush Goyal And Others Visit AIIMS

New Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley has been put on life support system at AIIMS here, sources said, as several leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Piyush Goyal visited the hospital. The 66-year-old leader, who was admitted at the hospital on August 9, has been put on life support system […]

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MGNREGA in doldrums due to BJP govt's neglect: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Accusing the BJP-led government of neglecting the MGNREGA, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said in times of “rural distress”, the one thing that staved off hunger was the employment programme and now that too was in the “doldrums”. The former finance minister claimed that the states had exhausted the money allotted […]

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Chidambaram wants to know why GST goals are changing

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday raised questions about what caused the change in the “declared goals” of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, why it was being changed. “Until yesterday a single standard rate of GST was a stupid idea. Since yesterday, it is the declared goal of the government! […]

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New governor will diminish RBI, play to government's tunes: Congress

New Delhi: Attacking the government for appointing Shaktikanta Das as RBI Governor, the Congress on Wednesday alleged that he would play to the tunes of the government and that choosing a bureaucrat who defended demonetisation, instead of an eminent economist, will diminish the institution. Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Das was the second person […]

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BJP failed to deliver double-digit growth: Chidambaram

Jaipur: The Narendra Modi-led central government has failed to deliver on its promise of a double-digit growth in the last four years and it will not manage it even in the remaining six months of its term, Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Saturday. “This government promised a double-digit growth rate. They have not […]

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Give details of NPAs under NDA government, Chidambaram tells Modi

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about bad loans generated during UPA rule, and asked his government to disclose loans given during the NDA rule that turned into Non-performing assets (NPA). “The real test is, will the NDA-2 match the record of UPA-2 and […]

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