Minister of Home Affairs Palaniappan Chidambaram of India

However, after the resignation of Shivraj Patil, Chidambaram was made the Home Affairs Minister.
Chidambaram was also a cabinet minister with the finance portfolio for a brief period in the United Front coalition government from 1996 to 1998.
Chidambaram was also instrumental in implementing the ideas of Friedrich Engels by banning futures trades in wheat and rice.
Chidambaram was first elected to the Lok Sabha (Lower House) of Indian Parliament from the Sivaganga constituency of Tamil Nadu in general elections held in 1984.
When Chidambaram was first given a ministerial post, he was one among a relatively young, well educated class of men brought into government by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1984.
In June 1991, Chidambaram was inducted as a Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Commerce, a post he held till July, 1992.
Chidambaram is a member of the former semi-royal family and has fulfilled multiple roles as a politician, moving from the highly-charged politics of his home state Tamilnadu, to addressing the financial media in Mumbai, and presenting India's views at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.
Chidambaram had been holding office of profit at the time of elections.
Features on Politics - Palaniappan ChidambaramAbout Palaniappan ChidambaramP Chidambaram is former Indian Home Minister.
Chidambaram is well known for his good policities that lead India on a steady growth path.
acceptance of Home Minister Shivraj Patil's resignation in the wake of November Mumbai terrorist attacks, Chidambaram took charge as the new Indian Home Minister on December 1, 2008.
Answering questions on behalf of Finance Minister Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha in December 08, Chidambaram said that India is nowhere near recession and is only affected by global growth.
Chidambaram met Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, and National Security Guards (NSG) Chief J K Dutt, here today to discuss the progress in the setting up of regional hubs of the NSG.
ANIIndia ready to snap ties with Pakistan over Mumbai attack probe: ChidambaramIndia plans to break off business, transport and tourist links with Pakistan and isolate it from the rest of the world if it fails to help to investigate the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the countrys Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram has told the Times.
Chidambaram has cancelled his visit to that country.
ANIChidambaram to share evidence on Mumbai terror attack during US visitUnion Home Minister P Chidambaram is expected to visit the United States next week and is likely to be Indias representative at Barack Obamas inauguration on January 20.
Chidambaram met US Ambassador David C Mulford here today and reportedly discussed the Mumbai terror attack investigations.
Chidambaram is on a visit to Assam State and the blasts have taken place ahead of his visit.
ANIChidambaram says steps taken to face the challenge of terrorismUnion Home Minister P.
Chidambaram is a municipality and taluk (tehsil) headquarters in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.
Chidambaram is a major pilgramage site for Shaivites as the temple there houses the Akasha Lingam of Shiva.
Chidambaram is located at 11°23′58.
As of 2001 India census, Chidambaram had a population of 58,968.
Chidambaram has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.
Palaniappan Chidambaram is an Indian politician.
Chidambaram has chambers in Delhi and Madras and practices in the Supreme Court and in various High Courts in India.
By then, Mr Chidambaram had left Congress due to differences with the leadership over forming an alliance with another regional party in Tamil Nadu, the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam of the present Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha.
A firm believer in free trade, Mr Chidambaram is of the opinion that countries which are open to competitive societies have succeeded in removing poverty, while those which remain closed and controlled have not.
Coming from an affluent trading community (the Chettiars) Mr Chidambaram is a leading lawyer and has acted as consultant to many multinational firms.
Finance minister of India from 1996-98, Palaniappan Chidambaram is vocally pro-business and one of the architects of India's economic reforms under Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Chidambaram has set for himself a blistering pace of 150 days to put in place critical strategies and.
Chidambaram has recently adverted to a view widely shared at senior levels in the external affairs ministry.
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Newsmaker: Palaniappan ChidambaramAt home in the hot seatSaubhadro Chatterji / New DelhiDecember 5, 2008, 0:35 ISTSoon after Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram took charge of the home ministry, a mobile sms started doing the rounds.
An astute politician, Chidambaram knows that the stock of the Home Ministry as well as the entire United Progressive Alliance is at an all-time low following a series of strikes.
Chidambaram has a track record of being a pro-minority politician as well.
But Chidambaram has to accomplish them in the next four months something which Patil could not do in the last four years.
Palaniappan Chidambaram or more popularly known as P Chidambaram is the finance minister of India.
Chidambaram has promised to take some measures to ease the pressure of inflation.
The government yesterday began to give some of the lead that India needs following the Mumbai terrorist attack of two weeks ago.
I might not vote at all in these upcoming (Indian) elections.
This was in a period when Chidambaram was out of the Congress.
Political career: One of the bright young brigade of professionals in politics of the Rajiv Gandhi era, Chidambaram was first elected to parliament as a Congress MP from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu in 1984, and was re-elected in four consecutive General Elections till 1998.
In 2004, Chidambaram was back as Finance Minister in the UPA government.
Economics: If Manmohan Singh is the father of Indian economic reforms, Chidambaram is the able successor.
Chidambaram is an avowed believer in free trade, very popular with industry and can fairly deftly balance political imperatives with good economics.
Karti Palaniappan Chidambaram is fast talking, quick thinking and wants passionately to change India.
He's clearly been brought up as a distinct personality and does not shy away from differing from his father, so the senior Chidambaram has got that right! He completed his schooling at the Don Bosco School, Chennai, went to the University of Texas, Austin, Texas USA for his Bachelors' degree in Business Administration and followed that with a degree in law from Cambridge University, England.
Delhi: From fighting economic recession to grappling with terrorists, a reluctant Palaniappan Chidambaram took over as the new Union Home Minister.
Dressed in a white dhoti and shirt and draped by a shawl, Chidambaram was received by Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta.
Palaniappan Chidambaram gets Inland Security Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram was *promoted* as home minister in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks last week.
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We have identified the gaps, Chidambaram said in what was the government's first detailed security statement to parliament on the attacks.
India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram has continued to suggest Pakistani involvement in Mumbai.
Chidambaram took office when his predecessor resigned after the attacks.
That embrace widened after the countrys near-bankruptcy in 1991, which Chidambaram said challenged the honor and the pride of India.
The economic fundamentals appear to be strong and the balance of payments is robust,” Chidambaram said as he read out a budget that aims to “strike a fine balance among three mutually reinforcing objectives of growth, stability and equity.
Chidambaram said his desire was to empower people, especially the poor, with universal access to education and health and facilitate their participation in the growth process through gainful employment, will enhance their welfare.
Chidambaram has urged Israel to halt the air strikes that have killed at least 390 Palestinians and injured thousands in the Gaza Strip.
Chidambaram says the government is aiming for 10 percent growth in the coming years.
Finance Minister Chidambaram says India's economic health is attracting the attention of international investors.
New Delhi - India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said the Mumbai terror attacks could not have been executed without Pakistani help and cautioned Islamabad that it will pay a heavy price if such a crime were repeated, a media report said Sun.
NEW DELHI – Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said he would travel to Washington this week with evidence linking Pakistan to the deadly Mumbai attacks in which 163 people were killed, reports said Sunday.
Chidambaram has said he suspects the Mumbai gunmen may have had ties to Pakistani authorities and not just militants in that country.
All three blasts were in the state capital Guwahati, where India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram was visiting.
Indias Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said on Monday the government would take more fiscal steps to contain rising inflation.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has announced that in order to raise funds for the ambitious Rs.
Chidambaram is trying to soothe the frayed nerves of the banking sector by assuring that the $15 billion loan waiver package for poor and marginal farmers, announced as a budgetary policy on Feb29, would not hurt the banking system but rather strengthen it.
Chidambaram has urged banks to lower loan rates for buyers of small homes, as risk rates on such loans are bare minimum.
Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said he wanted banks to cut lending and deposit rates by 50 basis points, knocking bond yields to 11-month lows on speculation of an interest rate cut at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy review on Jan 29.
Finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said on Friday he expected the economy to grow at close to 9 percent in the financial year to end-March, and that inflation would remain at current levels in the months ahead.
Addressing his first press conference here after taking over as Union Home Minister, Chidambaram said three Bills -- The National Investigation Agency Bill, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill and the Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Bill had been passed in Parliament during its winter session, which concluded recently, as the issue of terrorism was one occupying the minds of all citizens.
Chidambaram said that most infrastructure projects in the country were financed by the loans granted by the ADB.
Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said on Tuesday there was scope for stake sales in state-run firms, but the government was not ready to lower the shareholding in state-owned bluechip companies.
Chidambaram said he was confident of raising funds to meet an upcoming pay review for 3.
Chidambaram said the government wanted to ensure GDP growth close to 9 percent and inflation of 4 percent and that there was also scope for banks' deposit and lending rates to come down.