A K Bhattacharya: Glad to switch over?


A slew of economic indicators in the current fiscal threatens to sully P Chidambaram's record as FM. Palaniappan Chidambaram should not really have any regrets over his sudden departure from the finance ministry last month. One, he was shifted to the home ministry, which was badly in need of the services of an efficient minister at its helm. Chidambaram was an ideal choice to be the central government’s home minister at this hour of an acute internal security crisis. So it was a vote of confidence in him. Two, if he had remained the finance minister in the Manmohan Singh government ...