P Chidambaram

Sitharaman's statement on servicing oil bonds 'astonishing': Congress

A day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ruled out any cut in excise duty on fuel, as of now, since the previous UPA government had reduced fuel prices by issuing oil bonds of Rs 1.44 lakh crore, senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram hit out, terming her statement "astonishing" and "incredible ignorance". Aug 18, 2021