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Aircel-Maxis deal probe will test friendship between Chidambaram and Jaitley

Circumstances, it would seem, are conspiring to lay several thorns in the path of Jaitley-Chidambaram friendship in the days and months to come

Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 

‘PC’, to younger readers of this website, might mean film actor Priyanka Chopra. But in the world of politics and finance, ‘PC’ has always meant senior Congress leader P Chidambaram.

This, however, is the story not just of Chidambaram, but also of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and of their friendship. Chidambaram and Jaitley, both Supreme Court lawyers and arguably the sharpest minds in their respective political parties, the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party, have been friends for over 25 years. Chidambaram, 70, achieved success in the political arena ...

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First Published: Thu, March 03 2016. 12:54 IST
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