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.
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.
Predicting a bleak future for former party colleague G K Vasan, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said the 'fallen branch' of a tree cannot flourish, and batted for more youth power in his own party.
Welcoming the life sentence of five army personnel in the Machil fake encounter case in Jammu and Kashmir, former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is an "obnoxious law" that has no place in a modern, civilised country.
Senior Congress leader H R Bharadwaj on Monday attacked former Finance Minister P Chidambaram for blaming ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G spectrum issue and instead accused him of being "solely responsible".
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Jolted by the exit of senior leader G K Vasan over 'mishandling' of party affairs, Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, disapproved of the role of high command's observers in managing affairs of the states.
Voices of discomfiture have come to fore in Congress over the remarks of senior leader P Chidambaram that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should "speak more" and that even a non-Gandhi family member can be party President someday.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should "speak more" and put in action a timetable that would enable the party to play the role of "true opposition" at a time when the morale of party cadres is "pretty low".
Narendra Modi on Saturday came in for stinging criticism from Congress for his penchant for hard selling 'Gujarat model of development' as Prime Minister with former Finance Minister P Chidambaram saying "he thinks of himself as PM of Gujarat".
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan scheme, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on Thursday with brooms in his hand, was "nothing new but Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan" of erstwhile Congress-led UPA Government, senior Congress leader and former union finance minister P Chidambaram said here on Thursday.
Three members of banned Tamil Nadu Liberation Army arrested in connection with two cases, including planting of bombs behind a market-chain-store here earlier this year, moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of a lower court order extending their remand.
Denied of any relief from the UPA-II government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today pinned her hopes on the new BJP government at the Centre for a positive response on the state`s huge debt repayment problem.
Congress has a "very good chance" of forming a government under its leadership with some allies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday amid talk of an "enlarged" UPA-III to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power.