Thursday, March 20, 2014

Palaniappan Chidambaram

It happens to the best amongst us- there is a time when we are no longer indispensable and we are disposed off without much fanfare.

That said, it should be noted that this was a very quick fall for such a tall man- by rights he should have been made PM for UPA-II. It is unlikely that he would have provided the measly excuses on corruption that ultimately gave rise to the Aam Aadmi Party and which now threatens to annihilate Congress for a long long time.

At this point it will be difficult for PC to even get elected to the Rajya Sabha (unless he is given an out-of-state quota). His career is effectively over.

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

[ref. wiki] Palaniappan Chidambaram (born 16 September 1945) is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress and the current Union Minister of Finance of the Republic of India. P. Chidambaram is a well-known corporate lawyer and an important member of the last two Congress-led Governments. He also served as the Finance Minister from May 2004 to November 2008. However, after the resignation of Shivraj Patil in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008, Chidambaram was made the Home Affairs Minister. After a three and a half-year stint as Home Minister, Chidambaram returned as Finance Minister, succeeding Pranab Mukherjee, who demitted office to become the President of India


1 comment:

  1. The home ministry took all life out of him. The switch, Pranab for PC, was ruinous for the country as Pranab ran it like old Indira Gandhi style of overruling RBI, and the babus. And, PC was slowly getting roasted at the home ministry where he was unsuitable for continuous crap. One of the two things that old PM did to ruin the UPA-II was shuttling Chidambaram to Home. As far as I know, he is not coming back to Delhi for another round.