Congress has good chance of forming govt with allies: Chidambaram

Congress has a "very good chance" of forming a government under its leadership with some allies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today amid growing chorus of an "enlarged" UPA-III to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power.

Chidambaram slams Modi for `outrageous` attack on EC

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday slammed Narendra Modi for his "outrageous" attack on the Election Commission, saying it showed BJP`s desperation in the elections.

BJP`s attack on EC shows its desperation: Chidambaram

With the BJP taking to streets protesting against the Election Commission`s refusal to grant permission to its prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi to hold rallies in Varanasi, the Congress on Thursday called it an act of desperation.

Chidambaram has always played fraud in Budget: Yashwant Sinha

A day after Finance Minister P Chidambaram taunted him for presiding over "worst years" of Indian economy since liberalisation, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday hit back saying Chidambaram has always "played fraud" in the Budget, including the interim one for the current fiscal.

EC `clampdown` on govt activities not justified: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the Election Commission`s "clampdown" on government activities after the announcement of the poll schedule is not justified in a growing economy like India.

BJP takes on Chidambaram

The BJP on Thursday took on Finance Minister P Chidamabaram for saying he was not sure if Priyanka Gandhi would accept Narendra Modi as "father figure", saying he belongs to a party whose DNA does not allow appreciation of a gesture coming out of Indian culture.

Congress has always stood for unity of secular forces: Chidambaram

Congress has always given the call for unity of secular forces, senior party leader P Chidambaram said today indicating that the party would make efforts to rally all like-minded parties after the elections to keep Narendra Modi-led BJP out of power.

Chidambaram makes strong pitch for NCTC

Concerned over the twin bomb explosions in a train in Chennai, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today made a strong pitch for NCTC, saying the mechanism would have helped plug loopholes in coordination.

I am Rajiv Gandhi`s daughter: Priyanka`s firm retort to Modi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday had a firm message for BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi – that she is Rajiv Gandhi`s daughter.

UPA should have continued with economic reforms: Chidambaram

The UPA government should have continued with economic reforms for achieving higher growth, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday.

Party president, PM should be same person: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said it would be much better if the same person happens to be the party president and the Prime Minister.

Poll results will be a product of missed opportunities: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said that the result of this year`s General Elections will be an outcome of missed opportunities during the critical years of 2010-11.

Going to polls with intention to win, form govt: Chidambaram

Congress on Saturday sought to dispel the notion of propping up a Third Front government to keep Narendra Modi out of power, insisting that the UPA-III would be in place after the polls.

Congress downplays PM`s brother joining BJP, calls it `non-event`

Dismissing as a "non-event" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s half-brother Daljeet Singh Kohli joining BJP, Congress on Saturday ridiculed the BJP asking whether its "dirty tricks department was still functioning".

Don`t fall into deceitful trap laid by Modi: FM tells voters

Alleging that BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was a "dictatorial Chief Minister", Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday urged the voters "not to fall into the deceitful trap" laid by him.

`NDA committed to reservation, FM creating needless apprehension`

Joining issue with union Finance Minister P Chidambaram over his remarks on reservation policy, BJP senior leader Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the party led NDA combine is committed to it and the FM was trying to create unnecessary apprehension among people.

Broom will sweep the system: Jarnail Singh

Shoe throwing incident at Home Minister P Chidambaram in 2009 dented the political career of "accused" in 1984 anti Sikh riots - Jagish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar of Congress, now the "broom" will sweep the corrupt and unjust system of politics.

Chidambaram urges EC to be vigilant in coming days

Chidambaram on Sunday urged the Election Commission to be "vigilant" in the coming days against distribution of cash for votes in Tamil Nadu, which is going for polls on April 24.

Enforcement Directorate acting at behest of Chidambaram, Bengal govt alleges

West Bengal government on Sunday alleged that the Enforcement Directorate took action in Saradha chit fund scam at the behest of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and questioned the timing of the "political action before the election".

Mamata Banerjee asks what SEBI was doing; attacks Chidambaram

With Rahul Gandhi targeting her government for inaction on the Saradha ponzi scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today questioned what SEBI was doing and also targeted Union Finance Minister P Chidamabaram.