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Chidambaram not on board in Opposition's divestment protest against govt

In the Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has set a disinvestment target of Rs 1.05 trillion for the current fiscal year

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Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram greets the audience during his book launch 'Speaking Truth to Power' in Bengaluru | PTI Photo

The Opposition believes it can wage the next big political battle against the Narendra Modi government over its plans to divest stakes in public sector undertakings (PSUs). However, not everyone in its ranks, including leading lights like senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, is likely to agree. On Tuesday, members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Left parties protested in the Rajya Sabha on the issue of disinvestment. Their protests contributed to the House being unable to transact any business the entire day. Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien said his party planned ...