P. Chidambaram — Indian Politician born on September 16, 1945,

Palaniappan Chidambaram is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress and a former Union Minister of Finance of India. Chidambaram is a corporate lawyer and an important member of the last Congress-led government. He has been the Finance Minister since May 2004, except for a three and a half year stint - beginning November 2008 - as Home Minister, in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Chidambaram returned as Finance Minister in July 2012, succeeding Pranab Mukherjee, who demitted office to become the President of India... (wikipedia)

Independence is a very subjective assessment.
Criticism of a policy is welcome. But in the garb of criticizing a policy, if you allege that the policy was made for corrupt purposes, I reject it.
If you go back to any period in India's history, all the hard decisions this country had to take were taken when the Congress was in power.
All wisdom does not reside in Delhi.
It is possible that, post-Kyoto, the developed countries will recognise the requirements of the developing world.

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