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Chidambaram slams omitting Nehru from ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’

New Delhi [India], August 29 (ANI): Referring to the omission of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s photo from the Indian Council of Historical Research’s (ICHR) poster of the 75th Independence day celebrations, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday termed the autonomous body’s explanation on the matter “ludicrous”. The senior Congress leader and former Union Minister in a tweet today said, “ICHR Member-Secretary’s explanation for the omission of Jawaharlal Nehru from the first digital poster to celebrate 75 years of independence is ludicrous.”The ICHR however, termed the controversy unnecessary and said there was no motive behind its choice of freedom fighters for the poster. Chidambaram who drew attention to the matter in a series of tweets also accused the ICHR of “bowing down to prejudice and hate”. “If he was celebrating the birth of the motor car, will he omit Henry Ford? If he was celebrating the…

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‘Told You So’ Moment

As news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet change finally emerged, the Congress went into a jibe frenzy. Several ministers in charge of key ministries resigned, indicating their satisfaction.According to sources, the reshuffle was carried out after Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a rigorous performance review of the ministries. while former Union minister P Chidambaram immediately tweeted about an inherent “lesson”. “There is a lesson for ministers in these resignations. If things go right the credit will go to the PM, if things go wrong the Minister will be the fall guy. That is the price a Minister pays for implicit obedience and unquestioning subservience,” Mr Chidambaram tweeted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, and his deputy Ashwani Chaube were among the first to resign today. Mr Chidambaram spent little time in saying that it was a “confession” regarding how he…