BJP may discontinue rural job plan if voted to power: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said BJP may not continue UPA`s rural employment scheme if it was voted to power at the Centre and urged the electorate to vote for his party to derive benefits of welfare schemes.

Jaya lashes out at Chidambaram

Lashing out at Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Friday alleged he had done nothing either for his Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency or for the state.

India should have backed UN resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that India should have supported the United Nations resolution on Sri Lanka, which calls for an international investigation into alleged war crimes in the final stage of the island`s civil war that ended in 2009.

Will welcome Karunanidhi`s DMK in UPA: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said that his party would welcome M Karunanidhi-led DMK`s re-entry in the UPA two days after the veteran leader from Tamil Nadu extended an olive branch to the Congress offering to "forgive" and support it after the Lok Sabha elections.

Not retiring from politics, says Chidambaram

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday denied reports that he would be retiring from politics, saying he was only giving way to youngsters to revive Congress and "rejuvenate" it.

Chidambaram left economy in a `shambles`, alleges Jaya

AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa charged Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram with leaving the country`s economy in "shambles" and bringing it to the "brink of destruction".

BJP has no locus standi to comment: Karti Chidambaram

Rubbishing BJP`s charge that his father was "running away" from contest, Karti Chidambaram, son of P Chidambaram, said the saffron party has no locus standi to make such a comment.

Chidambaram had lost election last time also: Swamy

Reiterating his charge against Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said Chidambaram had lost the elections last time also, but the returning officer had made a false declaration about his win.

`Runaway` Chidambaram has reduced nation from `Shining India` to `Gloom India`: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday ridiculed Finance Minister P. Chidambram, accusing him of running away from the upcoming general elections, and added that he has reduced the nation from `Shining India` to `Gloom India`.

Karti Chidambaram thanks Congress for giving him ticket

Karti Chidambaram, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu, on Friday thanked the Congress party for giving him a ticket.

Chidambaram not to contest Lok Sabha polls; son Karti gets ticket, says it’s a huge challenge

Adding to the list of reluctant senior members who are not willing to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Congress ticket, Union Minister P Chidambaram opted out of the fray while making way for his son Karti Chidambaram.

LS polls: Congress names 50 candidates, Chidambaram opts out

Union Minister P Chidambaram has opted out of the Lok Sabha election with the party on Thursday night nominating his son Karti from his constituency Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.

Congress will field strong candidate against Narendra Modi: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday said his party will field a strong candidate against Narendra Modi in Varanasi constituency, where AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is expected to take on the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate.

Lok Sabha polls: Congress all set to declare third list today

Two days after Congress declared its second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the grand old party is all set to declare its third list on Sunday.

Congress an `underdog` in Lok Sabha polls: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday admitted that Congress was the "underdog" in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections but averred that in a multi-cornered contest, an underdog too could win several seats.

Must ensure freedom of media in country: P. Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday emphasised the need for freedom of media in the interest of the nation.

Women`s bill will not come into force if BJP is in power: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday warned the Women`s Reservation Bill providing 33 per cent reservation for them in parliament and state legislatures would not come into force if a BJP-led government is voted to power.

`Fear of consequences` needed to stop AFSPA misuse: Omar

There is a need to build a "fear of consequences" within laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) so that they are not misused by the Army, feels Jammu and Kashmir Chief Omar Abdullah.

Submarine mishap: FM says Defence Ministry should spend wisely

In the wake of recent submarine mishap, Chidambaram was questioned by an NSUI member claiming to be sister of one of victims over the provision of sufficient funds to the Defence Ministry.

Security stepped up at Chidambaram`s residence

Security was on Tuesday stepped up at the residence of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram at Managiri in the district after a computer generated notice, signed by a pro-Tamil outfit, was found near his house.