Lifting of AFSPA in Tripura hailed as victory for sanity

 Tripura government's decision to withdraw AFSPA from the state was on Thursday hailed by former Home Minister P Chidambaram as victory for sanity and humanity while Hurriyat's moderate faction hoped it will serve as an "eye opener" for political parties in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jayalalithaa DA case: Chidambaram backs Acharya's advise on appeal

 Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday backed Karnataka Special Public Prosecutor BV Acharya's advise to file an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

Chidambaram backs Acharya's advise on appeal against Jayalalithaa's acquittal

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday backed Karnataka Special Public Prosecutor BV Acharya's advise to file an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

Karnataka cabinet will decide on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal today: Chidambaram

The Karnataka Cabinet will meet by Tuesday to take a decision on filing an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Monday.

Karnataka cabinet will decide on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal by tomorrow: Chidambaram

The Karnataka Cabinet will meet by Tuesday to take a decision on filing an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Monday.

After Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram joins Twitter

Senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram has joined the popular micro blogging site Twitter and says he is on board for sharing serious views.

VK Singh opposes deploying army in Maoist-hit areas

Union Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh opposed deployment of the Army in Maoist-affected areas today, saying that the use of armed forces against "our own citizens" would "tarnish" its image.

Scrapped IT provision was poorly drafted, misused: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement holding Section 66A of the IT Act as unconstitutional, saying it was poorly drafted and misused.

BJP govt cut funds to welfare schemes, favoured corporates: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has charged the BJP government with cutting funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore for various welfare schemes, including the noon meal scheme and Indira Group House scheme.

Govt should stand by CBI's report 'if it believes in its independence': Chidambaram

Former union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said that the government should stand by the CBI's report, which has twice said that there is no ground to take criminal action against former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam, if it believed in its independence.

Budget focuses only on corporates, income tax payers: Chidambaram

 Accusing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of pleasing just the corporates and the income-tax payers, his predecessor in the UPA regime P Chidambaram on Saturday said the Modi government's first full Budget has failed the fiscal test, the test of equity, and the test of rising inequality.

Have not invited Karti Chidambaram to join TMC: Vasan

Putting at rest reports of him having invited former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram to join his newly revived Tamil Maanila Congress, its chief G K Vasan on Wednesday said such news was totally false.

Only AICC can question me, Karti Chidambaram tells TNCC

Turning the tables on Tamil Nadu Congress committee president EVKS Elangovan, who slapped a showcause notice on him, Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday refused to give him an explanation and said only the All India Congress Committee's disciplinary committee was competent to seek it.

Karti Chidambaram refutes charges of anti-Congress comments

Slapped with a showcause notice from the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress, Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday rejected its charge that he made remarks against the party and its high command.

Appoint youths as functionaries at block levels: Chidambaram

Making a pitch for more role for youth in the party, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday urged the state unit to nominate young functionaries to party posts at block levels.

Top Congress leaders upset over not being invited to conference on Nehru: Reports
Top Congress leaders upset over not being invited to conference on Nehru: Reports

The Congress party, after suffering a rout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was appeared to be in disarray.

Antony, Chidambaram, Shinde missing at international Nehru meet

Several senior Congress leaders including A K Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde and Kamal Nath were conspicuous by their absence at the International Conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised here on Monday.

VK Singh taunts Chidambaram over his AFSPA remark

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, General (retired) VK Singh, on Saturday took a jibe at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's comment on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), saying the latter did not even know in what context he was making such a remark.