Palaniappan Chidambaram

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Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “The Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar scheme, for instance, will take eight years. At least, if the AIADMK government had completed it and dedicated the scheme now, it would have been lauded” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime,” “The Indian state must be standing on very shaky foundations if Disha Ravi, a 22 year old student…has become a threat to the nation” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 15, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram writes : “Andolanjeevis will ultimately prevail over those who will suppress speech, writing, expression, dissent, protests, agitations or movements” External link

expressindia Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The best way to stimulate demand is to put money in the hands of the people. The government has failed on that account. I repeat the charge — you are still not learning the lessons of the last 36-months,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Inflation next year will be at least five or six per cent.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers," External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated ( about Gita Gopinath ) : "Dr Gita Gopinath has said that to reach pre-Covid level will take three years. This years' growth will only be 8.4-9.4%, which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Don't boast about the numbers. It will take you 2-3 years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I want to point out that the text of the speech is prosaic and bureaucratic. What is the pretext of the speech? We have a pandemic. Let me tell you that we don't hold you responsible for COVID pandemic. And we won't give you credit for it leaving India," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Inflation next year will be at least five or six%.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Inflation next year will be at least five or six%.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I want to point out that the text of the speech is prosaic and bureaucratic. What is the pretext of the speech? We have a pandemic. Let me tell you that we don't hold you responsible for COVID pandemic. And we won't give you credit for it leaving India," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated ( about Gita Gopinath ) : "Dr Gita Gopinath has said that to reach pre-Covid level will take three years. This years' growth will only be 8.4-9.4%, which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Don't boast about the numbers. It will take you 2-3 years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Inflation next year will be at least five or six per cent.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I want to point out that the text of the speech is prosaic and bureaucratic. What is the pretext of the speech? We have a pandemic. Let me tell you that we don't hold you responsible for COVID pandemic. And we won't give you credit for it leaving India," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated ( about Gita Gopinath ) : "Dr Gita Gopinath has said that to reach pre-Covid level will take three years. This years' growth will only be 8.4-9.4%, which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Don't boast about the numbers. It will take you 2-3 years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Inflation next year will be at least five or six per cent.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Since then what has happened? In 2017-18, it was 131 lakh crore. In 2018-19, it crept up to 139 lakh crore. In 2019-20, it was a slower crawl to 145 lakh crore and in 2020-21, the year that is about to end, the first half is about 60 lakh crore and the year may end at about 130 lakh crore, which means we are back to where we were in 2017-18," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram alleged : "Muslim identity is being deliberately targeted in India and the current dispensation is targeting them viciously," External link

news18 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Why has Munawar Faruqui not been released from jail despite an order of interim bail granted by the Supreme Court yesterday morning? It is nearly 30 hours since the order was passed. Yet, the order is being undermined by the MP police and jail authorities,” “Is all this happening with or without the knowledge of the MP Chief Minister?” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : "Why did the PM of India comment on the assault on the Capitol building in Washington by the Trump storm troopers? It is sad that someone erudite and worldly wise like Mr S Jaishankar should allow such puerile reactions by the MEA," External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If MEA distorts the truth on a matter where there is a record, who will believe MEA's other statements?" External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If MEA distorts the truth on a matter where there is a record, who will believe MEA's other statements?" External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : "The record of the Rajya Sabha and the video record will show that there was not a full discussion, microphones of some MPs were muted, and a call for division (that is a vote) was summarily rejected. If MEA distorts the truth on a matter where there is a record, who will believe MEA's other statements?" External link

irishsun Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “MEA’s statement reads ‘The Parliament of India, after a full debate and discussion, passed reformist legislation relating to the agricultural sector’. That is a travesty of the truth,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : "Why did the PM of India comment on the assault on the Capitol building in Washington by the Trump storm troopers? It is sad that someone erudite and worldly wise like Mr S Jaishankar should allow such puerile reactions by the MEA," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “To say that what matters is debt to GDP ratio and the fiscal deficit doesn’t matter is completely wrong. It is wonky economics and the country will pay a price for this misguided economics,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Very well, let my critics continue to say that neglect 85-90 percent of India and take care the 10 percent,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Insurance Act ) : “I propose to move necessary amendments to enable GIC (General Insurance Corporation) to float joint ventures and also to allow entry of selected Indian players in the health insurance sector” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “There is the Left which opposes any kind of opening to the private sector. There is the Congress which cautiously supports an opening. There is the BJP which supports an opening only to (the) Indian players…. With these three positions staring in my face, if I want to carry on the business of managing the finances of this country and reforming, I must come back to you again and again and try to convince you,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The government intends to privatise two PSBs. The intent of the government is clear: let the PSBs bleed slowly so that they can all be privatized in the short term. Let us see the reaction of the public to this unconcealed desire to sell-off all public sector banks” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “A meagre sum of Rs 20,000 crore has been set apart for recapitalization of Public Sector Banks when the requirement is several times more. At the same time, the government intends to privatize two PSBs. The intent of the government is clear: let the PSBs bleed slowly so that they can all be privatized in the short term. Let us see the reaction of the public to this unconcealed desire to sell off all public sector banks,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the states do not get a share of the revenue from cesses,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 1, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “It (The Centre’s move) was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the states do not get a share of the revenue from cesses,” External link

outlookindia Monday, February 1, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “MSMEs were dismissed in one sentence: ‘an allocation of Rs 15,700 crore’. This is like providing a fistful of oats to a hungry elephant. Nothing was mentioned about providing liberal, low-interest loans, working capital or moratorium. Nothing will be done to revive closed units or to recover the millions of jobs that were lost. The FM seems to be unaware that thousands of MSMEs especially micro and small units have been closed permanently,” External link

outlookindia Monday, February 1, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nirmala Sitharaman ) : “She (Sitharaman) announced large capital outlays for Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam. People are not fools: they know that the proposals are only outlays and the actual expenditure will happen only after the schemes are approved and over a period of several years depending upon the pace of implementation,” “The budget was a let down like never before. This budget, like the previous one, will unravel sooner than you think,” External link

outlookindia Monday, February 1, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram alleged : "She deceived the people of India, especially the poor, the working class, the migrants, the farmers, the industrial units that had been closed down permanently, and those who had lost their jobs, both regular and informal, and are still looking for jobs," "The budget was a let down like never before. This budget, like the previous one, will unravel sooner than you think," External link

economictimes Monday, February 1, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Commission ) : "On the 10 point test that we had suggested on 28th January, the Budget fails on most points. It barely passes on one point. The FM gave out a mind boggling figure of ₹223, 846 crore for Heath, a breathtaking “rise” from the Budget Estimate of the current year of ₹94,452 crore. As I had warned, it was a conjurer’s trick. She added the one-time cost of vaccination ((Rs 35,000 crore) and the Finance Commission grants amounting to ₹49,214 crore. She also included the allocations to the Department of Water and Sanitation. Shorn of these add-ons, the allocations for Health were Rs 72,934 in 2020-21 and Rs 79,602 crore in 2021-22," "We welcome the spending on infrastructure but after 8 quarters of a slowdown and 4 quarters of a pandemic, the same kind of emphasis should have been given to the poor, working class, migrants, agricultural labourers and so on. The Budget may have had a mind behind it but certainly no heart behind it," External link

thehindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "She deceived those who were listening to her speech, especially the MPs, who had no clue that she had imposed cesses on a large number of products including petroleum and diesel: ₹2.50 on petrol per litre and ₹ 4.00 on diesel per litre is a cruel blow to the average citizen, including the farmer," "It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the States do not get a share of the revenue from cesses," External link

thehindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The Finance Minister flattered me by quoting the same couplet from Tirukkural that I had recited in one of my early budget speeches," External link

thehindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "On the 10 point test that we had suggested on 28th January, the Budget fails on most points. It barely passes on one point. The FM gave out a mind boggling figure of ₹223, 846 crore for Heath, a breathtaking “rise” from the Budget Estimate of the current year of ₹94,452 crore. As I had warned, it was a conjurer’s trick. She added the one-time cost of vaccination ((Rs 35,000 crore) and the Finance Commission grants amounting to ₹49,214 crore. She also included the allocations to the Department of Water and Sanitation. Shorn of these add-ons, the allocations for Health were Rs 72,934 in 2020-21 and Rs 79,602 crore in 2021-22," "We welcome the spending on infrastructure but after 8 quarters of a slowdown and 4 quarters of a pandemic, the same kind of emphasis should have been given to the poor, working class, migrants, agricultural labourers and so on. The Budget may have had a mind behind it but certainly no heart behind it," External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The Finance Minister flattered me by quoting the same couplet from Tirukkural that I had recited in one of my early budget speeches," External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "She deceived those who were listening to her speech, especially the MPs, who had no clue that she had imposed cesses on a large number of products including petroleum and diesel: ₹2.50 on petrol per litre and ₹ 4.00 on diesel per litre is a cruel blow to the average citizen, including the farmer," "It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the States do not get a share of the revenue from cesses," External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “Shorn of these add-ons, the allocations for health were Rs 72,934 in 2020-21 and Rs 79,602 crore in 2021-22. Given inflation, the increase is practically nil,” External link

india Monday, February 1, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Red Fort ) : "So, all this means the buck stops at the Home Minister's table...he should answer whether there was intelligence failure, he should conduct a probe into whether there was connivance between sections of the BJP or BJP supporters and the so-called protesters who entered the Red Fort," External link

business-standard Friday, January 29, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Red Fort ) : "So, all this means the buck stops at the Home Minister's table...he should answer whether there was intelligence failure, he should conduct a probe into whether there was connivance between sections of the BJP or BJP supporters and the so-called protesters who entered the Red Fort," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The current Finance Minister has the distinction of presiding over the first recession in four decades. The year 2020-21 will end with negative growth. None of the numbers estimated at the beginning of the year will be achieved,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Revised Estimates ) : “We are afraid that the FM will present a dressed-up Revised Estimates for 2020-21 and attempt to build an attractive narrative for 2021-22. The RE for 2020-21 will be a set of false numbers and, therefore, the BE for 2021-22 will be a conjurer’s illusion,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The conclusion of a recent study by Brookings using IMF and World Bank data is humiliating but not surprising at all: the biggest rise in poverty will be in India and India will overtake Nigeria and become the country with the largest number of poor people,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “By a stroke of good fortune, if even a part of the agenda that we have set out is accepted by the government (and we do not crave any acknowledgement), we shall be happy and relieved for the sake of the people of India,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The current Finance Minister has the distinction of presiding over the first recession in four decades. The year 2020-21 will end with negative growth. None of the numbers estimated at the beginning of the year will be achieved,” “We are afraid that the Finance Minister will present a dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 and attempt to build an attractive narrative for 2021-22. The revised estimates for 2020-21 will be a set of false numbers and, therefore, the Budget Estimate for 2021-22 will be a conjurer’s illusion,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The current Finance Minister has the distinction of presiding over the first recession in four decades. The year 2020-21 will end with negative growth. None of the numbers estimated at the beginning of the year will be achieved,” “We are afraid that the Finance Minister will present a dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 and attempt to build an attractive narrative for 2021-22. The revised estimates for 2020-21 will be a set of false numbers and, therefore, the Budget Estimate for 2021-22 will be a conjurer’s illusion,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked ( about Tapir Gao ) : "Mr Tapir Gao MP, belonging to BJP, has alleged that deep into Arunachal Pradesh, in a 'disputed area' within Indian territory, the Chinese have built a 100-house village, a bazaar and a two-lane road in the last year. If this is true, it is clear that the Chinese have altered the status quo by converting a disputed area into a permanent settlement of Chinese nationals. What has the government to say about these startling facts?" External link

outlookindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Did a journalist (and his friend) know about the retaliatory strike on Balakot camp three days before the actual strike? If yes, what is the guarantee that their ‘source’ did not share the information with others as well, including spies or informers working for Pakistan? How did a ‘For Your Eyes Only’ decision find its way to the government-supporting journalist?” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We cannot allow India to become an authoritarian, intolerant and a country where everyone cannot proudly claim that he or she enjoys justice, equality, liberty and fraternity," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “I don’t think even Mr Sharad Pawar wants to be declared as the chairperson of the UPA…. When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and the natural person to preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister,” External link

india Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “Some of the parties may take the initiative to call the meeting of UPA and Congress will attend it but if the Congress is calling a meeting it is only natural that one of its own leaders will preside over the meeting,” External link

india Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "I don't think even Mr Sharad Pawar wants to be declared as the chairperson of the UPA... When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and the natural person to preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “I don’t think even Mr Sharad Pawar wants to be declared as the chairperson of the UPA.... When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and the natural person to preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “Some of the parties may take the initiative to call the meeting of UPA and Congress will attend it but if the Congress is calling a meeting it is only natural that one of its own leaders will preside over the meeting,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Now, the RBI too has come out with the demand that the government provide more fiscal stimulus. The RBI has belatedly added its voice to the unanimous demand by over a dozen world-renowned economists. The government’s stimulus so far adds up to a pathetic 2% of GDP or even less. Only the PM and the FM believe that their package amounts to 20% of GDP!” “The economy will limp and the poor will suffer as long as the PM and the FM believe in their own myth-making,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The way it was conducted and concluded represented true nationalism... There were no boasts, no exaggerations, yet India played its part as a responsible regional power,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The way it was conducted and concluded represented true nationalism... There were no boasts, no exaggerations, yet India played its part as a responsible regional power," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The way it was conducted and concluded represented true nationalism… There were no boasts, no exaggerations, yet India played its part as a responsible regional power,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The Government should climb down from its high horse and reach an agreement with the farmers quickly… The simple way forward is to repeal the present laws and re-enact a new law based on the agreement. Repeal and re-enactment is a well-known legislative tool," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Government should climb down from its high horse and reach an agreement with the farmers quickly. The simple way forward is to Repeal the present laws and Re-enact a new law based on the agreement. Repeal and Re-enactment is a well-known legislative tool," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Government should climb down from its high horse and reach an agreement with the farmers quickly," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “There is too much democracy, laments a senior bureaucrat. There is too much bureaucracy, says an anguished democrat,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 11, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "There is too much democracy, laments a senior bureaucrat. There is too much bureaucracy, says an anguished democrat," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 11, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram noted : “completely reverse the enormous gains made in the last 50 years of retrieving the banking sector from the clutches of business houses” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “If business houses are allowed to own banks, they will, with a small equity investment, control very large amounts of the nation’s financial resources. This must not happen and Congress will strive its utmost to ensure that this will not happen,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Just as the RBI was the cat’s paw of the government in the saga of Demonetisation, the RBI is being used by the government to push through its dangerous agenda. This is another example of the Modi government pandering to the aggrandizement and acquisitive ambitions of the business houses of India. If the proposal goes through, it is no secret which politically connected business houses will get the first licences and increase their monopolistic power,” “We call upon all the people of India and all political parties and trade unions to join us in resolutely opposing the retrograde idea of allowing corporates and business houses to enter the banking sector and set up banks,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Even after the Bihar Assembly elections, the decline in BJP’s performance after 2019 Lok Sabha elections is visible and significant. Of the 464 Assembly segments that the BJP contested both in 2019 and in subsequent Assembly polls and bypolls, the BJP has won only 218 segments. On the contrary, in 2019 the BJP had won 392 segments,” “As I have pointed out, the MGB lost to the NDA by a whisker of 0.03%. The elections turned on 8 seats. If the MGB had won 8 more seats, the result would have been 118 to 117 ( instead of 110 to 125) Significantly, the HAM [Hindustan Awam Morcha] and VIP [Vikasheel Insaan Party] won 8 seats!,” External link

thehindu Friday, November 20, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "In Bihar, RJD-Congress had a chance of winning. Why we lost despite being so close to victory is something that needs comprehensive review. Remember, not long ago Congress had won Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand" External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I feel the Congress contested more seats than its organisational strength in Bihar. The Congress was given 25 seats where the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) or its allies had been winning for 20 years. It should have refused to contest from these seats, and fielded only 45 candidates,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “I am more worried about by-poll results that show the Congress has no organisational presence on the ground or it has weakened considerably,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about India Congress Committee ) : "The Congress was given 25 seats where the BJP or its allies had been winning for 20 years. The Congress should have refused to contest from these seats. The party should have fielded only 45 candidates," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I would reserve a final view until the Congress party has taken a considered position on the issue,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : “Mr Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “It is another bad example of centralised decision-making unacceptable in a democracy,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I would reserve a final view until the Congress party has taken a considered position on the issue," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : "Mr Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!" External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated : "It is another bad example of centralised decision-making unacceptable in a democracy," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : “I must, however, express my dismay over the speech by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar yesterday at the Deccan Dialogue when he railed against trade agreements and praised the virtues of protectionism. Mr. Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : “I must, however, express my dismay over the speech by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar yesterday at the Deccan Dialogue when he railed against trade agreements and praised the virtues of protectionism. Mr. Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "The economy continues to be in dire straits and the government does not have a plan to revive the economy. On the other hand it is busy deflecting the attention of the people from the economy and managing the headlines about the economy," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about India Majlis ) : “The poorest state of India, as I agree in the alternative analysis, voted for no change in the government. Well, they came pretty close to change the government. I think, 10 seats either this way or that would have changed the government,” External link

thehindu Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “The economy continues to be in dire straits and the government does not have a plan to revive the economy. On the other hand it is busy deflecting the attention of the people from the economy and managing the headlines about the economy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "The economy continues to be in dire straits and the government does not have a plan to revive the economy. On the other hand it is busy deflecting the attention of the people from the economy and managing the headlines about the economy," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national," "I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked ( about Mr Modi ) : “On the day when Mr. Biden called for an end to DEMONISATION, Mr. Modi celebrated DEMONETISATION. According to PM, demonetisation slayed the demons of corruption and black money. What is the colour of the crores of rupees spent by the BJP in purchasing MLAs in several States? If the demon of corruption has been slayed, are there no cases of corruption after November 8, 2016?” External link

Hindu Monday, November 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national," "I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?" External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 9, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national," "I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?" External link

news18 Monday, November 9, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” “Mr. Modi believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Article 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Indian nation is as divided as the United States. President-elect Biden’s thanksgiving speech is the kind of speech that we want to hear from every Indian Prime Minister,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi ) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” External link

financialexpress Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” “Mr. Modi believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art. 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Indian nation is as divided as the United States. President-elect Biden’s thanksgiving speech is the kind of speech that we want to hear from every Indian Prime Minister,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "When Mr Nitish Kumar declares that this will be his 'last election' he has effectively conceded defeat," External link

timesofindia Friday, November 6, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "When Mr Nitish Kumar declares that this will be his 'last election' he has effectively conceded defeat," External link

nampa Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "What did they (the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP) tell you about unemployment, jobs, new industries, MSP for food grains, crop insurance, flood relief, women's safety, etc. The answer is zilch -- nothing. You are being asked to vote for the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) on a message that contains nothing," External link

business-standard Monday, November 2, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “What did they (the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP) tell you about unemployment, jobs, new industries, MSP for food grains, crop insurance, flood relief, women’s safety, etc. The answer is zilch -- nothing. You are being asked to vote for the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) on a message that contains nothing,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 2, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "381 State Assembly segments have had Assembly elections (330) or Assembly by-elections (51) held since 2019 Lok Sabha elections, where there were BJP candidates. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidates won 319 out of these 381 assembly segments In the elections or by-elections in these segments since 2019, BJP candidates won only 163 out of 381 segments," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Are the PM and FM listening?” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I wish the economy was a circus lion that would respond to the stick of the ringmaster!" "The three distinguished men should tell the FM, in unison, that the vast majority of the people do not have the money or the inclination to buy goods and services," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If you doubt what I say, just listen to the voices of the voters of Bihar on their existential crisis -- no work or not enough work, no income or little income, and their thoughts are on surviving, not on spending," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I wish the economy was a circus lion that would respond to the stick of the ringmaster!" "The three distinguished men should tell the FM, in unison, that the vast majority of the people do not have the money or the inclination to buy goods and services," External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If you doubt what I say, just listen to the voices of the voters of Bihar on their existential crisis — no work or not enough work, no income or little income, and their thoughts are on surviving, not on spending," External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I wish the economy was a circus lion that would respond to the stick of the ringmaster!" "The three distinguished men should tell the FM, in unison, that the vast majority of the people do not have the money or the inclination to buy goods and services," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If you doubt what I say, just listen to the voices of the voters of Bihar on their existential crisis -- no work or not enough work, no income or little income, and their thoughts are on surviving, not on spending," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram argued : “One Country One system will wreck federalism” “Modi government has adopted a model of agricultural produce marketing, Punjab government has adopted another model. Why can’t there be two models of marketing farm produce in a large country like India? Article 254 of the Constitution gives that right to every State,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "On 6th August 2019, the CWC adopted a resolution tracing the history since (the) accession of J&K to India and said Article 370 'deserved to be honoured until it was amended, after consultation with all sections of the people, and strictly in accordance with the Constitution of India'. The 4 August decisions of the Modi government were unilateral, unconstitutional and arbitrary, and hence must be reversed," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "Mr Joe Biden, Democratic candidate in the US elections said yesterday 'We choose hope over fear, unity over division, science over fiction and yes, truth over lies'," "That's a good vow that the people of Bihar, MP and elsewhere should take when they go to the polling booths this month," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "FM has written to the states that the central government will borrow Rs 1,10,208 crore and give back-to-back loans to state governments. I welcomed the change of heart. There is no clarity on the balance of the gap in the GST compensation. FM's letter puts the number at Rs 1,06,830 crore for this financial year," External link

business-standard Friday, October 16, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “FM has written to the states that the central government will borrow Rs 1,10,208 crore and give back-to-back loans to state governments. I welcomed the change of heart. There is no clarity on the balance of the gap in the GST compensation. FM’s letter puts the number at Rs 1,06,830 crore for this financial year,” External link

financialexpress Friday, October 16, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The coming together of mainstream regional parties of J&K... is a development that must be welcomed by all the people of India,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 16, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States are opposed to borrowing on their own account. States are right. There is no difference between the first amount and the second amount,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 16, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States are opposed to borrowing on their own account. States are right. There is no difference between the first amount and the second amount,” External link

financialexpress Friday, October 16, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : "Happy that Ms Mehbooba Mufti has been finally released after 14 months of unjustified detention. Sad that the central government and the J&K administration have not yet realized the enormity of the abuse of law," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The numbers claimed this time too are a hoax. The stimulus is not of a value of ₹73,000 crore. Nor is it of the value of ₹1,00,000 crore — another number that has been thrown at us. The fiscal impact of these announcements is estimated by analysts to be a mere 0.1% of the GDP,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The stimulus is not of a value of Rs 73,000 crore. Nor is it of the value of Rs 1,00,000 crore, another number that has been thrown at us. The fiscal impact of these announcements is estimated by analysts to be a mere 0.1 per cent of GDP,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government stubbornly refuses to make a cash transfer to their accounts as recommended by dozens of economists and as demanded by the Congress and other political parties. I am sure they are watching the government’s pitiful efforts to revive the economy that will register a de-growth of 10 per cent in 2020-21,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "It is unfair and unjust to ask state governments to borrow the money. States must stand firm at the next meeting on 12th October," External link

mid-day Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "It is unfair and unjust to ask state governments to borrow the money. States must stand firm at the next meeting on 12th October," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “It is unfair and unjust to ask state governments to borrow the money. States must stand firm at the next meeting on 12th October,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The offset obligations should have started on 23-9-2019 and the first annual commitment should have been completed by 23-9-2020, that is yesterday,” External link

modernghana Friday, September 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The offset obligations should have started on 23-9-2019 and the first annual commitment should have been completed by 23-9-2020, that is yesterday,” External link

rfi-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "CAG finds that the vendors of the Rafale aircraft have not confirmed the transfer of technology under the offset contract," External link

news18 Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asserted : “85% of farmers are small farmers with little surplus to sell. If they have to sell the few bags of paddy or wheat, they need ‘Many Thousand Markets’ all over the country, not ‘One Market’,” “What do the Bills do to create thousands of farmers’ markets in large villages and small towns?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “There will be millions of private transactions every day in thousands of villages all over India. How will the government guarantee MSP is paid in these transactions? Under which law is a private purchaser obliged to pay MSP to the farmer in a private transaction?” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 21, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Every political party has to take a stand - is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Little knowledge is dangerous and little reading is even more dangerous" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Every party has to take a stand — is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The Congress and other Opposition parties must join hands to oppose the Bills in every forum and ensure that they do not become law in the present form,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The Bills assume perversely that the farmer and the private purchaser have equal bargaining power. They do not. The small farmer will be at the mercy of the private purchaser,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Every political party has to take a stand is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers,” External link

india Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Little knowledge is dangerous and little reading is even more dangerous” External link

india Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Every party has to take a stand – is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers?” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Every political party has to take a stand is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers," External link

news18 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Every political party has to take a stand — is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “RBI Governor squashes hopes of a V-shaped recovery and says recovery will be prolonged and gradual. Sharing the same page with him is the CEA, the author of the V-shaped recovery theory that he sells in every interview,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Makes you wonder whether we have two governments or one under PM Modi,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “RBI Governor squashes hopes of a V-shaped recovery and says recovery will be prolonged and gradual. Sharing the same page with him is the CEA, the author of the V-shaped recovery theory that he sells in every interview,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Makes you wonder whether we have two governments or one under PM Modi,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I listened to his political speech at Tilak Ghat. Though I do not share his views, his speech made me think,” External link

thehindu Monday, September 14, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I listened to his political speech at Tilak Ghat. Though I do not share his views, his speech made me think,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Sitaram Yechury ) : “Delhi Police have brought the criminal justice system to ridicule by naming Yechury and many other scholars and activists in a supplementary chargesheet in the Delhi riots case” “The law cannot be such an ass that, if an accused (Gulfisha Fathima) mentions a name in her statement, that person will be named as an accused in the chargesheet. Has the Delhi Police forgotten that between Information and Charge Sheet there are important steps called Investigation and Corroboration?” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Sitaram Yechury ) : “Delhi police have brought the criminal justice system to ridicule by naming Mr. Sitaram Yechury and many other scholars and activists in a supplementary charge sheet in the Delhi riots case,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Under the first option the states are asked to borrow by pledging their future receivables under Compensation cess. The financial burden falls entirely on the states," External link

news18 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government says it will give a Letter of Comfort’ to the states to borrow money to bridge the GST Compensation gap. These are just words of comfort on a piece of paper that has no value,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government says it will give a ‘Letter of Comfort’ to the states to borrow money to bridge the GST Compensation gap. These are just words of comfort on a piece of paper that has no value,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government says it will give a ‘Letter of Comfort’ to the states to borrow money to bridge the GST Compensation gap. These are just words of comfort on a piece of paper that has no value,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "What states need is hard cash. Only the central government has multiple options and the flexibility to raise the resources and pay the shortfall in GST compensation to the states," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Migrants (2.66 crore) got 2.67 lakh MT of food grains over 2 months. That is 5 kg per month. Could it have sustained a migrant and his family? The numbers prove that the money given was niggardly and totally insufficient," "And certainly, the money could not have acted as a 'stimulus' to boost demand and revive the economy," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT



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Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “The Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar scheme, for instance, will take eight years. At least, if the AIADMK government had completed it and dedicated the scheme now, it would have been lauded” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime,” “The Indian state must be standing on very shaky foundations if Disha Ravi, a 22 year old student…has become a threat to the nation” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 15, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram writes : “Andolanjeevis will ultimately prevail over those who will suppress speech, writing, expression, dissent, protests, agitations or movements” External link

expressindia Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The best way to stimulate demand is to put money in the hands of the people. The government has failed on that account. I repeat the charge — you are still not learning the lessons of the last 36-months,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Inflation next year will be at least five or six per cent.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers," External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated ( about Gita Gopinath ) : "Dr Gita Gopinath has said that to reach pre-Covid level will take three years. This years' growth will only be 8.4-9.4%, which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Don't boast about the numbers. It will take you 2-3 years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I want to point out that the text of the speech is prosaic and bureaucratic. What is the pretext of the speech? We have a pandemic. Let me tell you that we don't hold you responsible for COVID pandemic. And we won't give you credit for it leaving India," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Inflation next year will be at least five or six%.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Inflation next year will be at least five or six%.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I want to point out that the text of the speech is prosaic and bureaucratic. What is the pretext of the speech? We have a pandemic. Let me tell you that we don't hold you responsible for COVID pandemic. And we won't give you credit for it leaving India," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated ( about Gita Gopinath ) : "Dr Gita Gopinath has said that to reach pre-Covid level will take three years. This years' growth will only be 8.4-9.4%, which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Don't boast about the numbers. It will take you 2-3 years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Inflation next year will be at least five or six per cent.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I want to point out that the text of the speech is prosaic and bureaucratic. What is the pretext of the speech? We have a pandemic. Let me tell you that we don't hold you responsible for COVID pandemic. And we won't give you credit for it leaving India," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated ( about Gita Gopinath ) : "Dr Gita Gopinath has said that to reach pre-Covid level will take three years. This years' growth will only be 8.4-9.4%, which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Don't boast about the numbers. It will take you 2-3 years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advice of well meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor," External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Inflation next year will be at least five or six per cent.... The arithmetic I have says your growth will only be 9.4 or 8.4...which is a natural and mechanical growth after the coronavirus-induced slowdown. Do not boast about the numbers. It will take you two-three years to get to a stable GDP. Take the advices of well-meaning critics, address the structural issue of the economy and support the poor. Do not go boasting about these numbers," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Since then what has happened? In 2017-18, it was 131 lakh crore. In 2018-19, it crept up to 139 lakh crore. In 2019-20, it was a slower crawl to 145 lakh crore and in 2020-21, the year that is about to end, the first half is about 60 lakh crore and the year may end at about 130 lakh crore, which means we are back to where we were in 2017-18," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We pleaded, that while you address the basic issues of the economy, please do two things, one do cash transfer and second use your mountains of food grains to free ration to poor people. But economists continue to point out that the poor are getting no money and the rations have not continued," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We are back to where we are 2017-18. Three years of incompetent economic management will mean that we will be exactly where we were in 2017-18. I can't use harsher word that incompetent in Parliament," External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram alleged : "Muslim identity is being deliberately targeted in India and the current dispensation is targeting them viciously," External link

news18 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Why has Munawar Faruqui not been released from jail despite an order of interim bail granted by the Supreme Court yesterday morning? It is nearly 30 hours since the order was passed. Yet, the order is being undermined by the MP police and jail authorities,” “Is all this happening with or without the knowledge of the MP Chief Minister?” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : "Why did the PM of India comment on the assault on the Capitol building in Washington by the Trump storm troopers? It is sad that someone erudite and worldly wise like Mr S Jaishankar should allow such puerile reactions by the MEA," External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If MEA distorts the truth on a matter where there is a record, who will believe MEA's other statements?" External link

outlookindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If MEA distorts the truth on a matter where there is a record, who will believe MEA's other statements?" External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : "The record of the Rajya Sabha and the video record will show that there was not a full discussion, microphones of some MPs were muted, and a call for division (that is a vote) was summarily rejected. If MEA distorts the truth on a matter where there is a record, who will believe MEA's other statements?" External link

irishsun Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “MEA’s statement reads ‘The Parliament of India, after a full debate and discussion, passed reformist legislation relating to the agricultural sector’. That is a travesty of the truth,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : "Why did the PM of India comment on the assault on the Capitol building in Washington by the Trump storm troopers? It is sad that someone erudite and worldly wise like Mr S Jaishankar should allow such puerile reactions by the MEA," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “To say that what matters is debt to GDP ratio and the fiscal deficit doesn’t matter is completely wrong. It is wonky economics and the country will pay a price for this misguided economics,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Very well, let my critics continue to say that neglect 85-90 percent of India and take care the 10 percent,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Insurance Act ) : “I propose to move necessary amendments to enable GIC (General Insurance Corporation) to float joint ventures and also to allow entry of selected Indian players in the health insurance sector” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “There is the Left which opposes any kind of opening to the private sector. There is the Congress which cautiously supports an opening. There is the BJP which supports an opening only to (the) Indian players…. With these three positions staring in my face, if I want to carry on the business of managing the finances of this country and reforming, I must come back to you again and again and try to convince you,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The government intends to privatise two PSBs. The intent of the government is clear: let the PSBs bleed slowly so that they can all be privatized in the short term. Let us see the reaction of the public to this unconcealed desire to sell-off all public sector banks” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “A meagre sum of Rs 20,000 crore has been set apart for recapitalization of Public Sector Banks when the requirement is several times more. At the same time, the government intends to privatize two PSBs. The intent of the government is clear: let the PSBs bleed slowly so that they can all be privatized in the short term. Let us see the reaction of the public to this unconcealed desire to sell off all public sector banks,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the states do not get a share of the revenue from cesses,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 1, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “It (The Centre’s move) was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the states do not get a share of the revenue from cesses,” External link

outlookindia Monday, February 1, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “MSMEs were dismissed in one sentence: ‘an allocation of Rs 15,700 crore’. This is like providing a fistful of oats to a hungry elephant. Nothing was mentioned about providing liberal, low-interest loans, working capital or moratorium. Nothing will be done to revive closed units or to recover the millions of jobs that were lost. The FM seems to be unaware that thousands of MSMEs especially micro and small units have been closed permanently,” External link

outlookindia Monday, February 1, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nirmala Sitharaman ) : “She (Sitharaman) announced large capital outlays for Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam. People are not fools: they know that the proposals are only outlays and the actual expenditure will happen only after the schemes are approved and over a period of several years depending upon the pace of implementation,” “The budget was a let down like never before. This budget, like the previous one, will unravel sooner than you think,” External link

outlookindia Monday, February 1, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram alleged : "She deceived the people of India, especially the poor, the working class, the migrants, the farmers, the industrial units that had been closed down permanently, and those who had lost their jobs, both regular and informal, and are still looking for jobs," "The budget was a let down like never before. This budget, like the previous one, will unravel sooner than you think," External link

economictimes Monday, February 1, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Commission ) : "On the 10 point test that we had suggested on 28th January, the Budget fails on most points. It barely passes on one point. The FM gave out a mind boggling figure of ₹223, 846 crore for Heath, a breathtaking “rise” from the Budget Estimate of the current year of ₹94,452 crore. As I had warned, it was a conjurer’s trick. She added the one-time cost of vaccination ((Rs 35,000 crore) and the Finance Commission grants amounting to ₹49,214 crore. She also included the allocations to the Department of Water and Sanitation. Shorn of these add-ons, the allocations for Health were Rs 72,934 in 2020-21 and Rs 79,602 crore in 2021-22," "We welcome the spending on infrastructure but after 8 quarters of a slowdown and 4 quarters of a pandemic, the same kind of emphasis should have been given to the poor, working class, migrants, agricultural labourers and so on. The Budget may have had a mind behind it but certainly no heart behind it," External link

thehindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "She deceived those who were listening to her speech, especially the MPs, who had no clue that she had imposed cesses on a large number of products including petroleum and diesel: ₹2.50 on petrol per litre and ₹ 4.00 on diesel per litre is a cruel blow to the average citizen, including the farmer," "It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the States do not get a share of the revenue from cesses," External link

thehindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The Finance Minister flattered me by quoting the same couplet from Tirukkural that I had recited in one of my early budget speeches," External link

thehindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "On the 10 point test that we had suggested on 28th January, the Budget fails on most points. It barely passes on one point. The FM gave out a mind boggling figure of ₹223, 846 crore for Heath, a breathtaking “rise” from the Budget Estimate of the current year of ₹94,452 crore. As I had warned, it was a conjurer’s trick. She added the one-time cost of vaccination ((Rs 35,000 crore) and the Finance Commission grants amounting to ₹49,214 crore. She also included the allocations to the Department of Water and Sanitation. Shorn of these add-ons, the allocations for Health were Rs 72,934 in 2020-21 and Rs 79,602 crore in 2021-22," "We welcome the spending on infrastructure but after 8 quarters of a slowdown and 4 quarters of a pandemic, the same kind of emphasis should have been given to the poor, working class, migrants, agricultural labourers and so on. The Budget may have had a mind behind it but certainly no heart behind it," External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The Finance Minister flattered me by quoting the same couplet from Tirukkural that I had recited in one of my early budget speeches," External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "She deceived those who were listening to her speech, especially the MPs, who had no clue that she had imposed cesses on a large number of products including petroleum and diesel: ₹2.50 on petrol per litre and ₹ 4.00 on diesel per litre is a cruel blow to the average citizen, including the farmer," "It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers who took out the longest tractor rally in history. It was also a cruel blow to federalism because the States do not get a share of the revenue from cesses," External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “Shorn of these add-ons, the allocations for health were Rs 72,934 in 2020-21 and Rs 79,602 crore in 2021-22. Given inflation, the increase is practically nil,” External link

india Monday, February 1, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Red Fort ) : "So, all this means the buck stops at the Home Minister's table...he should answer whether there was intelligence failure, he should conduct a probe into whether there was connivance between sections of the BJP or BJP supporters and the so-called protesters who entered the Red Fort," External link

business-standard Friday, January 29, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Red Fort ) : "So, all this means the buck stops at the Home Minister's table...he should answer whether there was intelligence failure, he should conduct a probe into whether there was connivance between sections of the BJP or BJP supporters and the so-called protesters who entered the Red Fort," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The current Finance Minister has the distinction of presiding over the first recession in four decades. The year 2020-21 will end with negative growth. None of the numbers estimated at the beginning of the year will be achieved,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Revised Estimates ) : “We are afraid that the FM will present a dressed-up Revised Estimates for 2020-21 and attempt to build an attractive narrative for 2021-22. The RE for 2020-21 will be a set of false numbers and, therefore, the BE for 2021-22 will be a conjurer’s illusion,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The conclusion of a recent study by Brookings using IMF and World Bank data is humiliating but not surprising at all: the biggest rise in poverty will be in India and India will overtake Nigeria and become the country with the largest number of poor people,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “By a stroke of good fortune, if even a part of the agenda that we have set out is accepted by the government (and we do not crave any acknowledgement), we shall be happy and relieved for the sake of the people of India,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The current Finance Minister has the distinction of presiding over the first recession in four decades. The year 2020-21 will end with negative growth. None of the numbers estimated at the beginning of the year will be achieved,” “We are afraid that the Finance Minister will present a dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 and attempt to build an attractive narrative for 2021-22. The revised estimates for 2020-21 will be a set of false numbers and, therefore, the Budget Estimate for 2021-22 will be a conjurer’s illusion,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The current Finance Minister has the distinction of presiding over the first recession in four decades. The year 2020-21 will end with negative growth. None of the numbers estimated at the beginning of the year will be achieved,” “We are afraid that the Finance Minister will present a dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 and attempt to build an attractive narrative for 2021-22. The revised estimates for 2020-21 will be a set of false numbers and, therefore, the Budget Estimate for 2021-22 will be a conjurer’s illusion,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked ( about Tapir Gao ) : "Mr Tapir Gao MP, belonging to BJP, has alleged that deep into Arunachal Pradesh, in a 'disputed area' within Indian territory, the Chinese have built a 100-house village, a bazaar and a two-lane road in the last year. If this is true, it is clear that the Chinese have altered the status quo by converting a disputed area into a permanent settlement of Chinese nationals. What has the government to say about these startling facts?" External link

outlookindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Did a journalist (and his friend) know about the retaliatory strike on Balakot camp three days before the actual strike? If yes, what is the guarantee that their ‘source’ did not share the information with others as well, including spies or informers working for Pakistan? How did a ‘For Your Eyes Only’ decision find its way to the government-supporting journalist?” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We cannot allow India to become an authoritarian, intolerant and a country where everyone cannot proudly claim that he or she enjoys justice, equality, liberty and fraternity," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “I don’t think even Mr Sharad Pawar wants to be declared as the chairperson of the UPA…. When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and the natural person to preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister,” External link

india Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “Some of the parties may take the initiative to call the meeting of UPA and Congress will attend it but if the Congress is calling a meeting it is only natural that one of its own leaders will preside over the meeting,” External link

india Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "I don't think even Mr Sharad Pawar wants to be declared as the chairperson of the UPA... When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and the natural person to preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “I don’t think even Mr Sharad Pawar wants to be declared as the chairperson of the UPA.... When these parties meet, the natural person to extend the invitation and the natural person to preside over the meeting will be the leader of the largest party; we are not selecting a prime minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “Some of the parties may take the initiative to call the meeting of UPA and Congress will attend it but if the Congress is calling a meeting it is only natural that one of its own leaders will preside over the meeting,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Now, the RBI too has come out with the demand that the government provide more fiscal stimulus. The RBI has belatedly added its voice to the unanimous demand by over a dozen world-renowned economists. The government’s stimulus so far adds up to a pathetic 2% of GDP or even less. Only the PM and the FM believe that their package amounts to 20% of GDP!” “The economy will limp and the poor will suffer as long as the PM and the FM believe in their own myth-making,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 26, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The way it was conducted and concluded represented true nationalism... There were no boasts, no exaggerations, yet India played its part as a responsible regional power,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The way it was conducted and concluded represented true nationalism... There were no boasts, no exaggerations, yet India played its part as a responsible regional power," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The way it was conducted and concluded represented true nationalism… There were no boasts, no exaggerations, yet India played its part as a responsible regional power,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The Government should climb down from its high horse and reach an agreement with the farmers quickly… The simple way forward is to repeal the present laws and re-enact a new law based on the agreement. Repeal and re-enactment is a well-known legislative tool," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Government should climb down from its high horse and reach an agreement with the farmers quickly. The simple way forward is to Repeal the present laws and Re-enact a new law based on the agreement. Repeal and Re-enactment is a well-known legislative tool," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Government should climb down from its high horse and reach an agreement with the farmers quickly," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “There is too much democracy, laments a senior bureaucrat. There is too much bureaucracy, says an anguished democrat,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 11, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "There is too much democracy, laments a senior bureaucrat. There is too much bureaucracy, says an anguished democrat," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 11, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram noted : “completely reverse the enormous gains made in the last 50 years of retrieving the banking sector from the clutches of business houses” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “If business houses are allowed to own banks, they will, with a small equity investment, control very large amounts of the nation’s financial resources. This must not happen and Congress will strive its utmost to ensure that this will not happen,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Just as the RBI was the cat’s paw of the government in the saga of Demonetisation, the RBI is being used by the government to push through its dangerous agenda. This is another example of the Modi government pandering to the aggrandizement and acquisitive ambitions of the business houses of India. If the proposal goes through, it is no secret which politically connected business houses will get the first licences and increase their monopolistic power,” “We call upon all the people of India and all political parties and trade unions to join us in resolutely opposing the retrograde idea of allowing corporates and business houses to enter the banking sector and set up banks,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Even after the Bihar Assembly elections, the decline in BJP’s performance after 2019 Lok Sabha elections is visible and significant. Of the 464 Assembly segments that the BJP contested both in 2019 and in subsequent Assembly polls and bypolls, the BJP has won only 218 segments. On the contrary, in 2019 the BJP had won 392 segments,” “As I have pointed out, the MGB lost to the NDA by a whisker of 0.03%. The elections turned on 8 seats. If the MGB had won 8 more seats, the result would have been 118 to 117 ( instead of 110 to 125) Significantly, the HAM [Hindustan Awam Morcha] and VIP [Vikasheel Insaan Party] won 8 seats!,” External link

thehindu Friday, November 20, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "In Bihar, RJD-Congress had a chance of winning. Why we lost despite being so close to victory is something that needs comprehensive review. Remember, not long ago Congress had won Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand" External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I feel the Congress contested more seats than its organisational strength in Bihar. The Congress was given 25 seats where the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) or its allies had been winning for 20 years. It should have refused to contest from these seats, and fielded only 45 candidates,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “I am more worried about by-poll results that show the Congress has no organisational presence on the ground or it has weakened considerably,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about India Congress Committee ) : "The Congress was given 25 seats where the BJP or its allies had been winning for 20 years. The Congress should have refused to contest from these seats. The party should have fielded only 45 candidates," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I would reserve a final view until the Congress party has taken a considered position on the issue,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : “Mr Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “It is another bad example of centralised decision-making unacceptable in a democracy,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I would reserve a final view until the Congress party has taken a considered position on the issue," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : "Mr Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!" External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram stated : "It is another bad example of centralised decision-making unacceptable in a democracy," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : “I must, however, express my dismay over the speech by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar yesterday at the Deccan Dialogue when he railed against trade agreements and praised the virtues of protectionism. Mr. Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about S Jaishankar ) : “I must, however, express my dismay over the speech by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar yesterday at the Deccan Dialogue when he railed against trade agreements and praised the virtues of protectionism. Mr. Jaishankar is speaking in the language and in the words that I heard in the 1970s and 1980s!” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "The economy continues to be in dire straits and the government does not have a plan to revive the economy. On the other hand it is busy deflecting the attention of the people from the economy and managing the headlines about the economy," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about India Majlis ) : “The poorest state of India, as I agree in the alternative analysis, voted for no change in the government. Well, they came pretty close to change the government. I think, 10 seats either this way or that would have changed the government,” External link

thehindu Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “The economy continues to be in dire straits and the government does not have a plan to revive the economy. On the other hand it is busy deflecting the attention of the people from the economy and managing the headlines about the economy,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "The economy continues to be in dire straits and the government does not have a plan to revive the economy. On the other hand it is busy deflecting the attention of the people from the economy and managing the headlines about the economy," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national," "I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked ( about Mr Modi ) : “On the day when Mr. Biden called for an end to DEMONISATION, Mr. Modi celebrated DEMONETISATION. According to PM, demonetisation slayed the demons of corruption and black money. What is the colour of the crores of rupees spent by the BJP in purchasing MLAs in several States? If the demon of corruption has been slayed, are there no cases of corruption after November 8, 2016?” External link

Hindu Monday, November 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national," "I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?" External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 9, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national," "I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?" External link

news18 Monday, November 9, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” “Mr. Modi believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Article 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Indian nation is as divided as the United States. President-elect Biden’s thanksgiving speech is the kind of speech that we want to hear from every Indian Prime Minister,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi ) believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” External link

financialexpress Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “I believe the people of Bihar will send a clear message that they are more concerned with jobs, food, healthcare, inflation, fair prices for farmers, infrastructure and industrial development. Will the PM hear their voices?” “Mr. Modi believes that he can win every election on Hindutva, Ram Temple, Pulwama, repeal of Art. 370, CAA, and branding every opposition party and opposition leader as anti-national,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “The Indian nation is as divided as the United States. President-elect Biden’s thanksgiving speech is the kind of speech that we want to hear from every Indian Prime Minister,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "When Mr Nitish Kumar declares that this will be his 'last election' he has effectively conceded defeat," External link

timesofindia Friday, November 6, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "When Mr Nitish Kumar declares that this will be his 'last election' he has effectively conceded defeat," External link

nampa Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "What did they (the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP) tell you about unemployment, jobs, new industries, MSP for food grains, crop insurance, flood relief, women's safety, etc. The answer is zilch -- nothing. You are being asked to vote for the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) on a message that contains nothing," External link

business-standard Monday, November 2, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “What did they (the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP) tell you about unemployment, jobs, new industries, MSP for food grains, crop insurance, flood relief, women’s safety, etc. The answer is zilch -- nothing. You are being asked to vote for the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) on a message that contains nothing,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 2, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "381 State Assembly segments have had Assembly elections (330) or Assembly by-elections (51) held since 2019 Lok Sabha elections, where there were BJP candidates. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidates won 319 out of these 381 assembly segments In the elections or by-elections in these segments since 2019, BJP candidates won only 163 out of 381 segments," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Are the PM and FM listening?” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I wish the economy was a circus lion that would respond to the stick of the ringmaster!" "The three distinguished men should tell the FM, in unison, that the vast majority of the people do not have the money or the inclination to buy goods and services," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If you doubt what I say, just listen to the voices of the voters of Bihar on their existential crisis -- no work or not enough work, no income or little income, and their thoughts are on surviving, not on spending," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I wish the economy was a circus lion that would respond to the stick of the ringmaster!" "The three distinguished men should tell the FM, in unison, that the vast majority of the people do not have the money or the inclination to buy goods and services," External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If you doubt what I say, just listen to the voices of the voters of Bihar on their existential crisis — no work or not enough work, no income or little income, and their thoughts are on surviving, not on spending," External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I wish the economy was a circus lion that would respond to the stick of the ringmaster!" "The three distinguished men should tell the FM, in unison, that the vast majority of the people do not have the money or the inclination to buy goods and services," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If you doubt what I say, just listen to the voices of the voters of Bihar on their existential crisis -- no work or not enough work, no income or little income, and their thoughts are on surviving, not on spending," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram argued : “One Country One system will wreck federalism” “Modi government has adopted a model of agricultural produce marketing, Punjab government has adopted another model. Why can’t there be two models of marketing farm produce in a large country like India? Article 254 of the Constitution gives that right to every State,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "On 6th August 2019, the CWC adopted a resolution tracing the history since (the) accession of J&K to India and said Article 370 'deserved to be honoured until it was amended, after consultation with all sections of the people, and strictly in accordance with the Constitution of India'. The 4 August decisions of the Modi government were unilateral, unconstitutional and arbitrary, and hence must be reversed," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Joseph Biden ) : "Mr Joe Biden, Democratic candidate in the US elections said yesterday 'We choose hope over fear, unity over division, science over fiction and yes, truth over lies'," "That's a good vow that the people of Bihar, MP and elsewhere should take when they go to the polling booths this month," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "FM has written to the states that the central government will borrow Rs 1,10,208 crore and give back-to-back loans to state governments. I welcomed the change of heart. There is no clarity on the balance of the gap in the GST compensation. FM's letter puts the number at Rs 1,06,830 crore for this financial year," External link

business-standard Friday, October 16, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “FM has written to the states that the central government will borrow Rs 1,10,208 crore and give back-to-back loans to state governments. I welcomed the change of heart. There is no clarity on the balance of the gap in the GST compensation. FM’s letter puts the number at Rs 1,06,830 crore for this financial year,” External link

financialexpress Friday, October 16, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The coming together of mainstream regional parties of J&K... is a development that must be welcomed by all the people of India,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 16, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States are opposed to borrowing on their own account. States are right. There is no difference between the first amount and the second amount,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 16, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States are opposed to borrowing on their own account. States are right. There is no difference between the first amount and the second amount,” External link

financialexpress Friday, October 16, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Mehbooba Mufti ) : "Happy that Ms Mehbooba Mufti has been finally released after 14 months of unjustified detention. Sad that the central government and the J&K administration have not yet realized the enormity of the abuse of law," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The numbers claimed this time too are a hoax. The stimulus is not of a value of ₹73,000 crore. Nor is it of the value of ₹1,00,000 crore — another number that has been thrown at us. The fiscal impact of these announcements is estimated by analysts to be a mere 0.1% of the GDP,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The stimulus is not of a value of Rs 73,000 crore. Nor is it of the value of Rs 1,00,000 crore, another number that has been thrown at us. The fiscal impact of these announcements is estimated by analysts to be a mere 0.1 per cent of GDP,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government stubbornly refuses to make a cash transfer to their accounts as recommended by dozens of economists and as demanded by the Congress and other political parties. I am sure they are watching the government’s pitiful efforts to revive the economy that will register a de-growth of 10 per cent in 2020-21,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "It is unfair and unjust to ask state governments to borrow the money. States must stand firm at the next meeting on 12th October," External link

mid-day Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "It is unfair and unjust to ask state governments to borrow the money. States must stand firm at the next meeting on 12th October," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “It is unfair and unjust to ask state governments to borrow the money. States must stand firm at the next meeting on 12th October,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The offset obligations should have started on 23-9-2019 and the first annual commitment should have been completed by 23-9-2020, that is yesterday,” External link

modernghana Friday, September 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The offset obligations should have started on 23-9-2019 and the first annual commitment should have been completed by 23-9-2020, that is yesterday,” External link

rfi-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "CAG finds that the vendors of the Rafale aircraft have not confirmed the transfer of technology under the offset contract," External link

news18 Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asserted : “85% of farmers are small farmers with little surplus to sell. If they have to sell the few bags of paddy or wheat, they need ‘Many Thousand Markets’ all over the country, not ‘One Market’,” “What do the Bills do to create thousands of farmers’ markets in large villages and small towns?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “There will be millions of private transactions every day in thousands of villages all over India. How will the government guarantee MSP is paid in these transactions? Under which law is a private purchaser obliged to pay MSP to the farmer in a private transaction?” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 21, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Every political party has to take a stand - is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Little knowledge is dangerous and little reading is even more dangerous" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 21, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Every party has to take a stand — is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The Congress and other Opposition parties must join hands to oppose the Bills in every forum and ensure that they do not become law in the present form,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The Bills assume perversely that the farmer and the private purchaser have equal bargaining power. They do not. The small farmer will be at the mercy of the private purchaser,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Every political party has to take a stand is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers,” External link

india Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Little knowledge is dangerous and little reading is even more dangerous” External link

india Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Every party has to take a stand – is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers?” External link

expressindia Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Every political party has to take a stand is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers," External link

news18 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Every political party has to take a stand — is it with the farmers or is it with the BJP threatening the livelihood of farmers," External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “RBI Governor squashes hopes of a V-shaped recovery and says recovery will be prolonged and gradual. Sharing the same page with him is the CEA, the author of the V-shaped recovery theory that he sells in every interview,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Makes you wonder whether we have two governments or one under PM Modi,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “RBI Governor squashes hopes of a V-shaped recovery and says recovery will be prolonged and gradual. Sharing the same page with him is the CEA, the author of the V-shaped recovery theory that he sells in every interview,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Makes you wonder whether we have two governments or one under PM Modi,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I listened to his political speech at Tilak Ghat. Though I do not share his views, his speech made me think,” External link

thehindu Monday, September 14, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I listened to his political speech at Tilak Ghat. Though I do not share his views, his speech made me think,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Sitaram Yechury ) : “Delhi Police have brought the criminal justice system to ridicule by naming Yechury and many other scholars and activists in a supplementary chargesheet in the Delhi riots case” “The law cannot be such an ass that, if an accused (Gulfisha Fathima) mentions a name in her statement, that person will be named as an accused in the chargesheet. Has the Delhi Police forgotten that between Information and Charge Sheet there are important steps called Investigation and Corroboration?” External link

expressindia Monday, September 14, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Sitaram Yechury ) : “Delhi police have brought the criminal justice system to ridicule by naming Mr. Sitaram Yechury and many other scholars and activists in a supplementary charge sheet in the Delhi riots case,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Under the first option the states are asked to borrow by pledging their future receivables under Compensation cess. The financial burden falls entirely on the states," External link

news18 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government says it will give a Letter of Comfort’ to the states to borrow money to bridge the GST Compensation gap. These are just words of comfort on a piece of paper that has no value,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government says it will give a ‘Letter of Comfort’ to the states to borrow money to bridge the GST Compensation gap. These are just words of comfort on a piece of paper that has no value,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Government says it will give a ‘Letter of Comfort’ to the states to borrow money to bridge the GST Compensation gap. These are just words of comfort on a piece of paper that has no value,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "What states need is hard cash. Only the central government has multiple options and the flexibility to raise the resources and pay the shortfall in GST compensation to the states," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Migrants (2.66 crore) got 2.67 lakh MT of food grains over 2 months. That is 5 kg per month. Could it have sustained a migrant and his family? The numbers prove that the money given was niggardly and totally insufficient," "And certainly, the money could not have acted as a 'stimulus' to boost demand and revive the economy," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
finance minister76.19%EN12/02/201302/12/2013
ministre des finances1.59%FR09/18/201318/09/2013
minister5.82%NL04/09/201009/04/2010
minister5.82%SL04/09/201009/04/2010
minister5.82%EN04/09/201009/04/2010
ministra2.12%SL04/07/200907/04/2009
ministro1.06%PT12/05/200805/12/2008
ministro1.06%ES12/05/200805/12/2008
ministro indiano0.53%PT04/13/200813/04/2008
Names Lang Count
P ChidambaramEN18.92%
P. ChidambaramEN12.28%
P ChidambaramES11.58%
P ChidambaramPT11.58%
P. ChidambaramFR6.57%
P. ChidambaramPT6.51%
P. ChidambaramDE6.49%
P. ChidambaramSV6.49%
Palaniappan ChidambaramEN3.78%
Palaniappan ChidambaramFR3.59%
Palaniappan ChidambaramEU3.51%
Palaniappan ChidambaramPT3.51%
Palaniappan ChidambaramES3.51%
بالانيابان تشيدامبارامAR0.51%
Паланьяппан ЧидамбарамRU0.24%
Palaniappan ChidamabaramEN0.16%
Паланиаппан ЧидамбарамRU0.16%
P.ChidambaramEN0.13%
Паланиапан ЧидамбарамBG0.13%
Palaniapan ChidambaramEN0.11%
Palaniappana ChidambaramaSL0.05%
Palianappan ChidambaramPT0.05%
Palanippan ChidambaramSV0.05%
Паланниаппана ЧидамбарамаRU0.05%
P. ChidambaramSA0.03%
Planiappan ChidambaramES0.00%
P・チダンバラムJA0.00%
Palaniappan ŞidambaramTR0.00%
Palaniappan ChiadambaramEN0.00%
പി. ചിദംബരംML0.00%


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