P Chidambaram

Articles By P Chidambaram

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BJP manifesto limited by Modi’s unwillingness to listen: Across the Aisle by P Chidambaram

The BJP’s manifesto was released with almost no fanfare on April 8, 2019. The modesty was unnatural for the BJP! The BJP had much to be modest about.

BJP riled by Congress manifesto, may be revising its own: P Chidambaram

What is different about CEM 2019 that has made it the talk of the town (and the village) within a few hours? The answer is that the CEM is the voice of the people.

Rahul Gandhi’s Nyay recognises the right of the poorest on country’s resources: P Chidambaram

In 72 years, all indicators have improved. Millions have moved out of agriculture and hold jobs in the organised sector.

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Need of the hour is competent economic managers, not just self-appointed watchmen

The shocking story of the National Sample Survey Office is well known despite the media blacking it out.

PM Modi’s Balakot dream: Indian people will see through his plans, says P Chidambaram

The last-ditch hope of the Modi government is you will ignore the questions or, at any rate, they will be swept away by the ‘fervour’ of nationalism following the Indian Air Force’s strike on Balakot in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi ( Image: PTI)

PM Modi brought Rafale to centre stage after IAF airstrikes in Pakistan: P Chidambaram

It is a mystery why the Prime Minister’s Office held parallel negotiations undermining the efforts of the INT.

India doesn’t need to get embroiled in war, says P Chidambaram

Pakistan is a misguided, often malevolent, neighbour.

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Modi govt’s disastrous Kashmir policy compromised national security, says P Chidambaram

After Pulwama, the government and the hyper-nationalists are erecting a demon to slay in the run-up to the elections. Even as they did that, traders and students from the Kashmir Valley were attacked in Jammu and other cities

Army personnel and people pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who lost his life in Pulwama encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, ahead of his funeral, in Dehradun (Image:PTI)

Rafale deal: Modi government is running for cover, says P Chidambaram

If the government and the ruling party thought that they could keep the lid on the most opaque defence purchase in recent times, they were wrong, and they were rudely dragged out of their comfort zone.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Boast and bribe voters is the BJP strategy, says P Chidambaram

So, Prime Minister Modi decided that the occasion of presenting the Interim Budget will be converted into a significant event. The interim finance minister — like a player who has earned his first India cap — tried to con

Across the Aisle by P Chidambaram: The importance of being Mr Gadkari

Gadkari is known for his focused attention to his portfolios — highways and road transport, water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation. 

Across the aisle: Ring out the old, ring in the new, says P Chidambaram

The argument that counting — and declaration of results — will be delayed is a weak argument.

Across the aisle: Hope and trust the next government to revive India story, says P Chidambaram

The Christmas-New Year-Pongal/ Sankranthi holidays and festivities must have rejuvenated the hard-working people of India (except members of Parliament who were called to work during many of those days!).

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Across the aisle: Countdown for Modi Government has begun, says P Chidambaram

The criticism against the 124th Amendment was it was rushed through in 48 hours without scrutiny by a parliamentary committee and without public debate.

It is ‘fail’ on Modi government’s report card, says P Chidambaram

In an interview on January 1, 2019, Prime Minister Modi said, “No one gave the BJP any chance in Telangana and Mizoram. In Chhattisgarh, a clear mandate was given — the BJP lost. But in two states (Rajasthan and Madhya Pr

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P Chidambaram: The year ends on a sombre note

India finds itself at a stage where the question — will democracy survive in India? — looms large.

Across the aisle: Rafale verdict & the unavoidable option

A judgment is an authority for what it decides — the ratio — and not for what may logically follow from the decision. That’s a settled principle of law.

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Across the aisle: A hundred-day journey

Congress-mukt Bharat was always a chimera. The BJP, and particularly its two leaders, Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Amit Shah, tried to sell the fatuous idea that the Congress party can and will be wiped out of the electoral map of

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Across the aisle: Constitutional values under threat during elections, writes P Chidambaram

The results of the elections will be important for the country and for the two major parties, the BJP and the Congress.

Across The Aisle: PM Modi has lost the plot, writes P Chidambaram

Mr Narendra Modi has come a long way since 2013-14. Candidate Modi was all about vikas (development).

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Across the Aisle: Another institution is falling

Most people do not know or understand the critical role played by the central bank in the governance of a country.

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Across the aisle: The day of reckoning

The government seems to think that the accumulated reserves are too high.

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Across The Aisle: Country’s poor are left behind

The social and political conditions have made poverty worse.

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Across The Aisle: RBI Act’s Section 7 has never been invoked, that’s because its power lies in non-use

Section 7 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 reads: “The Central Government may from time to time give such directions to the Bank as it may, after consultation with the Governor of the Bank, consider necessary in the p

Across the Aisle: Things fall apart; Centre cannot hold

The depreciation of the rupee and the rise in prices of petroleum products have created a big hole in the pockets of consumers.

Across The Aisle: We have failed our children

One of six persons living in this world lives in India.

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Across the Aisle: In J&K, the road to disaster

J&K is polarised as never before. Jammu is at odds with the Kashmir Valley, Leh leans towards Jammu and Kargil leans towards the Valley, but both Leh and Kargil also assert their identities.

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