Palaniappan Chidambaram

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Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Congress Party’s position, reiterated yesterday, that full Statehood must be restored to J&K should clear any doubt or ambiguity. What was made under the Constitution cannot be unmade by an Act of Parliament misinterpreting and misusing the provisions of the Constitution," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 21, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nirmala Sitharaman ) : “The retrospective tax was imposed in Budget 2012-13. There was a strange reluctance on the part of FM ( Nirmala Sitharaman ) to name the finance minister who was in office during 2011-12 and who presented the Budget for 2012-13. I wonder why?” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 18, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "WPI Inflation is 12.94 percent. CPI Inflation is 6.3 percent. Do you want to know why? Fuel and Power inflation is 37.61 per cent. Thanks to PM Modi raising petrol and diesel prices every day," External link

thehindu Monday, June 14, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "WPI Inflation is 12.94 percent. CPI Inflation is 6.3 percent. Do you want to know why? Fuel and Power inflation is 37.61 per cent. Thanks to PM Modi raising petrol and diesel prices every day," External link

Hindu Monday, June 14, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Assuming that the two local vaccine production companies have a capacity to produce 10 crore doses a month, they can produce only 60 crore doses and we will face a shortage of over 110 crore doses,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The underlying message is that the government has learned from its mistakes. They made two cardinal mistakes and made effort to correct those mistakes. But as usual bluff and bluster, Prime Minister blames the opposition for the mistakes he committed," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Nobody said that Centre shouldn’t procure vaccines. He (PM) now blames state governments saying – they wanted to procure vaccines so we allowed them. Let us know which CM, which state government, on what date demanded that he should be allowed to procure vaccines,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The underlying message is that the government has learned from its mistakes. They made two cardinal mistakes and made effort to correct those mistakes. But as usual bluff and bluster, Prime Minister blames the opposition for the mistakes he committed," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Our suspicion that the government had not approved any vaccine other than Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V, has been proved correct," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The GST Implementation Committee (consisting of officers) became the tail that wagged the dog. The Finance minister treats the GoM (group of ministers) as an extension of the NDA and its supporting parties. All FMs who express a contrary view are treated as errant schoolboys. The idea of GST rest in peace," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “I think the Finance Minister had treated the members of the GST council with disdain. I think she just heard them and finally took no decisions. They have appointed a GoM to recommend on whether GST rates should be reduced on Covid related medicine and equipment…that is a decision that should have been taken on the day they met…that is a decision that should not have taken more than 10 or 15 minutes to take…the GoM will give its report on June 8….This is called procrastination. This is called not taking a decision…if the report of the GoM is coming on June 8, then you should call a meeting on June 9….I think the GST Council is being treated with complete disdain and contempt by the Finance Minister,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “if 2021-22 should not go the same way as 2020-21 did” External link

economictimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “In percentage terms it is a decline of (-) 8.2% over the previous year. It is lower than the level achieved in 2018-19 (and maybe even 2017-18). The deeply worrying conclusion is that most Indians are poorer than they were two years ago,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "This is BJP's brand of non-cooperative non-federalism. The eight FMs who are in the GoM should protest against the deliberate exclusion of FMs of certain states," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “The current state of the economy is no doubt largely due to the impact of the pandemic but it has been compounded by the ineptitude and incompetent economic management of the BJP-led NDA government,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram wrote : "The claim of the Union Health Minister of getting 216 crore vaccine doses by December 31 to vaccinate the entire adult population by that date must be backed by hard data. So far, it is not," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram wrote : "The number tested is also around 20 lakh per day. If the positivity rate is coming down, why is the number of deaths above 4000 per day? Is it because of lack of proper medical care because of shortage of oxygen, medicines, ventilators, hospital beds etc," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India – or at least the vast majority – have come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

leadership Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India or at least the vast majority have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We have a strong suspicion that the government of India, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the true number of new infections and COVID-19 related deaths," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We have a strong suspicion that the government of India, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the true number of new infections and COVID-19 related deaths," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India – or at least the vast majority – have … come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We have a strong suspicion that the government of India, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the true number of new infections and COVID-19 related deaths," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India - or at least the vast majority - have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India or at least the vast majority have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

tribune Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The increase was an alarming number of about 65,000 death certificates. This increase cannot be explained as a natural annual increase in the number of deaths. It can only be attributed to a pandemic or any other natural disaster,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “must ask every state to submit figures of death certificates issued last year… and then the death certificates issued this year. I am willing to concede, although that does not logically follow, that the number of death certificates may increase by 5-7 per cent or so but it certainly cannot increase by over a hundred per cent…” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "The conclusion of the presiding officers are very-very disappointing. Parliaments all over the world are meeting. Our Parliament also should meet under very severe conditions and circumstances. But, if the Parliament cannot meet, at least, the parliamentary committees must meet virtually," External link

economictimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “We have a strong suspicion that the Government of India, in conjunction with some State governments, is suppressing the true numbers of new infections and COVID-related deaths. If our suspicions are true, this is a grave misdeed apart from being a national shame and a national tragedy,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “We have a strong suspicion that the bulk of the increased number of deaths is due to COVID-19 and the State government is suppressing the true number of COVID-related deaths. Our suspicions are confirmed by the fact that hundreds of unidentified bodies have been found floating in the Ganga and nearly 2000 unidentified bodies have been found buried on the sands along the river,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “When govt has increased gap between the 1st and 2nd dose of the Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks, the UK is announcing that they’re going back to the gap of 8 weeks, at least for people over the age of 50,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The difference between the increase in the number of death certificates (65,805) and the official Covid-related deaths (4,218) must be explained. It cannot be explained as 'natural annual increase' or 'due to other causes'. We have a strong suspicion that the bulk of the increased number of deaths is due to Covid and the state government is suppressing the true number of 18 Covid-related deaths," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Our leader Sonia Gandhi wrote six times to the Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had recently wrote to his successor Narendra Modi on ways to tackle the pandemic. It is unfortunate that he did not even bother to discuss or take up the suggestions,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Our leader Sonia Gandhi wrote six times to the Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had recently wrote to his successor Narendra Modi on ways to tackle the pandemic. It is unfortunate that he did not even bother to discuss or take up the suggestions,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “His [Harsh Vardhan’s] claim and his government’s claim that there are sufficient stocks of vaccines with the states will be blown away,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : "If people are turned away from the vaccination centres after May 1 on the ground of 'No vaccine', will the Health Minister resign?" External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 30, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram wrote ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be put to test on May 1. His claim and his government’s claim that there are sufficient stocks of vaccines with the States will be blown away,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Ashok Gehlot ) : "Concerned that CM, Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has tested positive. Wish him a full and speedy recovery," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “I am appalled by the statement of the Union Health Minister that there is no shortage of oxygen or vaccines or Remedesivir. I am also appalled by the statement of the UP. Chief Minister that there is no shortage of vaccines in UP,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : "When the surge in demand happens on May 1 and more people flock to hospitals for vaccination, will there be adequate stocks of vaccines all over the country?" "If people are turned away at hospitals, there will be great resentment and protests," External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "When the surge in demand happens on May 1 and more people flock to hospitals for vaccination, will there be adequate stocks of vaccines all over the country? If people are turned away at hospitals, there will be great resentment and protests," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If anyone including the health minister has any conscience, he should resign forthwith," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 23, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : "States must take the initiative. The central government has abdicated its responsibility and surrendered to corporate profiteering," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 23, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : "States must take the initiative. The central government has abdicated its responsibility and surrendered to corporate profiteering," External link

economictimes Friday, April 23, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “States must take the initiative. The Central government has abdicated its responsibility and surrendered to corporate profiteering,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 23, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The central government's decision to allow multiple prices for vaccines is discriminatory and regressive. States must unanimously reject the decision," External link

business-standard Friday, April 23, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “How many persons between 18 and 44 years can afford to pay Rs 400 per dose? Will the beneficiary be burdened with the cost,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Who will pay the ₹400 for one dose in government hospitals? The State government or the beneficiary? How many persons between 18 and 44 years can afford to pay ₹400 per dose? Will the beneficiary be burdened with the cost ? How many States would be willing to pay the price of the vaccine and subsidise the people?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Who will pay the ₹400 for one dose in government hospitals? The State government or the beneficiary? How many persons between 18 and 44 years can afford to pay ₹400 per dose? Will the beneficiary be burdened with the cost ? How many States would be willing to pay the price of the vaccine and subsidise the people?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Voters in the 6th round of polling in Bengal have great opportunity to speak for the entire country,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States that are already weighed down by shrinking GST revenues, lower tax devolution, reduced grants-in-aid and increased borrowing would have to bear this additional burden. Meanwhile, nobody knows where the thousands of crores of rupees collected under PM-CARES are being deployed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The Union Government has finally acknowledged the deficiencies in the current vaccine policy … but the modified vaccine policy is regressive and inequitable,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram remarked : “Meanwhile, nobody knows where the thousands of crores of rupees collected under PM-CARES are being deployed,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States that are already weighed down by shrinking GST revenues, lower tax devolution, reduced grants-in-aid and increased borrowing would have to bear this additional burden. Meanwhile, nobody knows where the thousands of crores of rupees collected under PM-CARES are being deployed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Why is PM addressing 4 rallies in one day ignoring his responsibilities as PM?” External link

Hindu Monday, April 19, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I hope the people of Bengal will notice this and give a befitting reply in the election,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : "Thank you Prime Minister for sparing a little time for Covid amidst the urgent war to conquer WEST BENGAL and annexe it to the BJP's empire," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : "Thank you Prime Minister for sparing a little time for Covid amidst the urgent war to conquer WEST BENGAL and annexe it to the BJP's empire," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Thank you Prime Minister for sparing a little time for Covid amidst the urgent war to conquer WEST BENGAL and annexe it to the BJP's empire," External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Why did the Prime Minister and his team ignore the fact that oxygen supply will become critical when the numbers double. They had a whole year to prepare for the second wave,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I hope the people of West Bengal will take note of this and give him a shocking reply," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Remember, the day after the PM had announced the first lockdown, he claimed that the war against Covid will be won in 21 days, as compared to the Mahabharata war that was won in 18 days? What happened to that war?" External link

timesofindia Monday, April 12, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “We were the first to demand universal vaccination and get rid of the silly app and the need for pre-registration. Vaccination must be a walk-in programme. Government must immediately provide funds to ramp up production in India and increase supplies. Government must also authorise the use of more approved vaccines and allow their manufacture or import,” External link

expressindia Monday, April 12, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “anyone who claims the legacy of these great leaders as I proudly do should shun and fight communalism” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram writes : “While the results of the elections in the four states are of immediate interest, the larger question is how will the country be governed in the three remaining years of the BJP government at the Centre” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram says ( about Of The ) : "The BJP has high stakes in Assam and West Bengal and is making a desperate effort to get a toehold in the other three places" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Announcement of interest rates on savings instruments for the next quarter is a regular exercise. There is nothing ‘inadvertent’ about its release on 31st March. The BJP government had decided to launch another assault on the middle class by slashing the interest rates and profiting itself,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Announcement of interest rates on savings instruments for the next quarter is a regular exercise. There is nothing ‘inadvertent’ about its release on 31st March. The BJP government had decided to launch another assault on the middle class by slashing the interest rates and profiting itself,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Today, they have again formed an alliance with the BJP in the absence of Jayalalithaa. AIADMK should break the alliance with BJP if AIADMK holds any dignity," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire," External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “What does it say of academic freedom in this country if two distinguished economists have to resign as professors of Ashoka University,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The government should allow walk-in vaccination on demand and get rid of bureaucratic hurdles including pre-registration," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The demand is for enlarged legislative powers to Delhi and the will of the people. On the contrary, the proposed amendments will make the Delhi government less than a municipality and rob the people of any kind of representative government" External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Hence, the party cannot find fault or blame the DMK for giving 25 seats now. The need of the hour is the party should work hard and romp home victorious from all the 25 seats. This would bring in the much needed fillip and rejuvenation,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The BJP is not a party. It is something like a poisonous plant. Allowing it to grow is a dangerous phenomenon to the society and the nation," External link

thehindu Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

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



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Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Congress Party’s position, reiterated yesterday, that full Statehood must be restored to J&K should clear any doubt or ambiguity. What was made under the Constitution cannot be unmade by an Act of Parliament misinterpreting and misusing the provisions of the Constitution," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 21, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Nirmala Sitharaman ) : “The retrospective tax was imposed in Budget 2012-13. There was a strange reluctance on the part of FM ( Nirmala Sitharaman ) to name the finance minister who was in office during 2011-12 and who presented the Budget for 2012-13. I wonder why?” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 18, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "WPI Inflation is 12.94 percent. CPI Inflation is 6.3 percent. Do you want to know why? Fuel and Power inflation is 37.61 per cent. Thanks to PM Modi raising petrol and diesel prices every day," External link

thehindu Monday, June 14, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "WPI Inflation is 12.94 percent. CPI Inflation is 6.3 percent. Do you want to know why? Fuel and Power inflation is 37.61 per cent. Thanks to PM Modi raising petrol and diesel prices every day," External link

Hindu Monday, June 14, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Assuming that the two local vaccine production companies have a capacity to produce 10 crore doses a month, they can produce only 60 crore doses and we will face a shortage of over 110 crore doses,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The underlying message is that the government has learned from its mistakes. They made two cardinal mistakes and made effort to correct those mistakes. But as usual bluff and bluster, Prime Minister blames the opposition for the mistakes he committed," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Nobody said that Centre shouldn’t procure vaccines. He (PM) now blames state governments saying – they wanted to procure vaccines so we allowed them. Let us know which CM, which state government, on what date demanded that he should be allowed to procure vaccines,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The underlying message is that the government has learned from its mistakes. They made two cardinal mistakes and made effort to correct those mistakes. But as usual bluff and bluster, Prime Minister blames the opposition for the mistakes he committed," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Our suspicion that the government had not approved any vaccine other than Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V, has been proved correct," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The GST Implementation Committee (consisting of officers) became the tail that wagged the dog. The Finance minister treats the GoM (group of ministers) as an extension of the NDA and its supporting parties. All FMs who express a contrary view are treated as errant schoolboys. The idea of GST rest in peace," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “I think the Finance Minister had treated the members of the GST council with disdain. I think she just heard them and finally took no decisions. They have appointed a GoM to recommend on whether GST rates should be reduced on Covid related medicine and equipment…that is a decision that should have been taken on the day they met…that is a decision that should not have taken more than 10 or 15 minutes to take…the GoM will give its report on June 8….This is called procrastination. This is called not taking a decision…if the report of the GoM is coming on June 8, then you should call a meeting on June 9….I think the GST Council is being treated with complete disdain and contempt by the Finance Minister,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “if 2021-22 should not go the same way as 2020-21 did” External link

economictimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “In percentage terms it is a decline of (-) 8.2% over the previous year. It is lower than the level achieved in 2018-19 (and maybe even 2017-18). The deeply worrying conclusion is that most Indians are poorer than they were two years ago,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "This is BJP's brand of non-cooperative non-federalism. The eight FMs who are in the GoM should protest against the deliberate exclusion of FMs of certain states," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : “The current state of the economy is no doubt largely due to the impact of the pandemic but it has been compounded by the ineptitude and incompetent economic management of the BJP-led NDA government,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram wrote : "The claim of the Union Health Minister of getting 216 crore vaccine doses by December 31 to vaccinate the entire adult population by that date must be backed by hard data. So far, it is not," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram wrote : "The number tested is also around 20 lakh per day. If the positivity rate is coming down, why is the number of deaths above 4000 per day? Is it because of lack of proper medical care because of shortage of oxygen, medicines, ventilators, hospital beds etc," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India – or at least the vast majority – have come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

leadership Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India or at least the vast majority have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We have a strong suspicion that the government of India, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the true number of new infections and COVID-19 related deaths," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We have a strong suspicion that the government of India, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the true number of new infections and COVID-19 related deaths," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India – or at least the vast majority – have … come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "We have a strong suspicion that the government of India, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the true number of new infections and COVID-19 related deaths," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India - or at least the vast majority - have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India or at least the vast majority have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

tribune Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The people of India — or at least the vast majority — have... come to the conclusion that they have to rely only on themselves, and their families and friends, to protect their lives," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The increase was an alarming number of about 65,000 death certificates. This increase cannot be explained as a natural annual increase in the number of deaths. It can only be attributed to a pandemic or any other natural disaster,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “must ask every state to submit figures of death certificates issued last year… and then the death certificates issued this year. I am willing to concede, although that does not logically follow, that the number of death certificates may increase by 5-7 per cent or so but it certainly cannot increase by over a hundred per cent…” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "The conclusion of the presiding officers are very-very disappointing. Parliaments all over the world are meeting. Our Parliament also should meet under very severe conditions and circumstances. But, if the Parliament cannot meet, at least, the parliamentary committees must meet virtually," External link

economictimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “We have a strong suspicion that the Government of India, in conjunction with some State governments, is suppressing the true numbers of new infections and COVID-related deaths. If our suspicions are true, this is a grave misdeed apart from being a national shame and a national tragedy,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “We have a strong suspicion that the bulk of the increased number of deaths is due to COVID-19 and the State government is suppressing the true number of COVID-related deaths. Our suspicions are confirmed by the fact that hundreds of unidentified bodies have been found floating in the Ganga and nearly 2000 unidentified bodies have been found buried on the sands along the river,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “When govt has increased gap between the 1st and 2nd dose of the Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks, the UK is announcing that they’re going back to the gap of 8 weeks, at least for people over the age of 50,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The difference between the increase in the number of death certificates (65,805) and the official Covid-related deaths (4,218) must be explained. It cannot be explained as 'natural annual increase' or 'due to other causes'. We have a strong suspicion that the bulk of the increased number of deaths is due to Covid and the state government is suppressing the true number of 18 Covid-related deaths," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Our leader Sonia Gandhi wrote six times to the Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had recently wrote to his successor Narendra Modi on ways to tackle the pandemic. It is unfortunate that he did not even bother to discuss or take up the suggestions,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Our leader Sonia Gandhi wrote six times to the Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had recently wrote to his successor Narendra Modi on ways to tackle the pandemic. It is unfortunate that he did not even bother to discuss or take up the suggestions,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “His [Harsh Vardhan’s] claim and his government’s claim that there are sufficient stocks of vaccines with the states will be blown away,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : "If people are turned away from the vaccination centres after May 1 on the ground of 'No vaccine', will the Health Minister resign?" External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 30, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram wrote ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be put to test on May 1. His claim and his government’s claim that there are sufficient stocks of vaccines with the States will be blown away,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Ashok Gehlot ) : "Concerned that CM, Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has tested positive. Wish him a full and speedy recovery," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “I am appalled by the statement of the Union Health Minister that there is no shortage of oxygen or vaccines or Remedesivir. I am also appalled by the statement of the UP. Chief Minister that there is no shortage of vaccines in UP,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : "When the surge in demand happens on May 1 and more people flock to hospitals for vaccination, will there be adequate stocks of vaccines all over the country?" "If people are turned away at hospitals, there will be great resentment and protests," External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram told : "When the surge in demand happens on May 1 and more people flock to hospitals for vaccination, will there be adequate stocks of vaccines all over the country? If people are turned away at hospitals, there will be great resentment and protests," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "If anyone including the health minister has any conscience, he should resign forthwith," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 23, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : "States must take the initiative. The central government has abdicated its responsibility and surrendered to corporate profiteering," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 23, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : "States must take the initiative. The central government has abdicated its responsibility and surrendered to corporate profiteering," External link

economictimes Friday, April 23, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram added : “States must take the initiative. The Central government has abdicated its responsibility and surrendered to corporate profiteering,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 23, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The central government's decision to allow multiple prices for vaccines is discriminatory and regressive. States must unanimously reject the decision," External link

business-standard Friday, April 23, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “How many persons between 18 and 44 years can afford to pay Rs 400 per dose? Will the beneficiary be burdened with the cost,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Who will pay the ₹400 for one dose in government hospitals? The State government or the beneficiary? How many persons between 18 and 44 years can afford to pay ₹400 per dose? Will the beneficiary be burdened with the cost ? How many States would be willing to pay the price of the vaccine and subsidise the people?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Who will pay the ₹400 for one dose in government hospitals? The State government or the beneficiary? How many persons between 18 and 44 years can afford to pay ₹400 per dose? Will the beneficiary be burdened with the cost ? How many States would be willing to pay the price of the vaccine and subsidise the people?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Voters in the 6th round of polling in Bengal have great opportunity to speak for the entire country,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States that are already weighed down by shrinking GST revenues, lower tax devolution, reduced grants-in-aid and increased borrowing would have to bear this additional burden. Meanwhile, nobody knows where the thousands of crores of rupees collected under PM-CARES are being deployed,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “The Union Government has finally acknowledged the deficiencies in the current vaccine policy … but the modified vaccine policy is regressive and inequitable,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram remarked : “Meanwhile, nobody knows where the thousands of crores of rupees collected under PM-CARES are being deployed,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “States that are already weighed down by shrinking GST revenues, lower tax devolution, reduced grants-in-aid and increased borrowing would have to bear this additional burden. Meanwhile, nobody knows where the thousands of crores of rupees collected under PM-CARES are being deployed,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “Why is PM addressing 4 rallies in one day ignoring his responsibilities as PM?” External link

Hindu Monday, April 19, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “I hope the people of Bengal will notice this and give a befitting reply in the election,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : "Thank you Prime Minister for sparing a little time for Covid amidst the urgent war to conquer WEST BENGAL and annexe it to the BJP's empire," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : "Thank you Prime Minister for sparing a little time for Covid amidst the urgent war to conquer WEST BENGAL and annexe it to the BJP's empire," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Thank you Prime Minister for sparing a little time for Covid amidst the urgent war to conquer WEST BENGAL and annexe it to the BJP's empire," External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Why did the Prime Minister and his team ignore the fact that oxygen supply will become critical when the numbers double. They had a whole year to prepare for the second wave,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "I hope the people of West Bengal will take note of this and give him a shocking reply," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Remember, the day after the PM had announced the first lockdown, he claimed that the war against Covid will be won in 21 days, as compared to the Mahabharata war that was won in 18 days? What happened to that war?" External link

timesofindia Monday, April 12, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “We were the first to demand universal vaccination and get rid of the silly app and the need for pre-registration. Vaccination must be a walk-in programme. Government must immediately provide funds to ramp up production in India and increase supplies. Government must also authorise the use of more approved vaccines and allow their manufacture or import,” External link

expressindia Monday, April 12, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “anyone who claims the legacy of these great leaders as I proudly do should shun and fight communalism” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram writes : “While the results of the elections in the four states are of immediate interest, the larger question is how will the country be governed in the three remaining years of the BJP government at the Centre” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram says ( about Of The ) : "The BJP has high stakes in Assam and West Bengal and is making a desperate effort to get a toehold in the other three places" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Announcement of interest rates on savings instruments for the next quarter is a regular exercise. There is nothing ‘inadvertent’ about its release on 31st March. The BJP government had decided to launch another assault on the middle class by slashing the interest rates and profiting itself,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Announcement of interest rates on savings instruments for the next quarter is a regular exercise. There is nothing ‘inadvertent’ about its release on 31st March. The BJP government had decided to launch another assault on the middle class by slashing the interest rates and profiting itself,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "Today, they have again formed an alliance with the BJP in the absence of Jayalalithaa. AIADMK should break the alliance with BJP if AIADMK holds any dignity," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire," External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram asked : “What does it say of academic freedom in this country if two distinguished economists have to resign as professors of Ashoka University,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The government should allow walk-in vaccination on demand and get rid of bureaucratic hurdles including pre-registration," External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The demand is for enlarged legislative powers to Delhi and the will of the people. On the contrary, the proposed amendments will make the Delhi government less than a municipality and rob the people of any kind of representative government" External link

dnaindia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : “Hence, the party cannot find fault or blame the DMK for giving 25 seats now. The need of the hour is the party should work hard and romp home victorious from all the 25 seats. This would bring in the much needed fillip and rejuvenation,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Palaniappan Chidambaram said : "The BJP is not a party. It is something like a poisonous plant. Allowing it to grow is a dangerous phenomenon to the society and the nation," External link

thehindu Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

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



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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