Bangalore International Centre had organised the Book Launch of the book “Standing Guard – A Year in Opposition” authored by Mr. P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister on Saturday, 16th April, 2016 at 6.00 PM at Mother Tekla Auditorium, Brunton Road, Bangalore-1. Mr. Aakar Patel was in conversation with the author.
Mr. Chidambaram spoke freely on several issues – the tumult of the 2015 Bihar elections, the Land Acquisition Amendment Ordinances, the GST bill, the increasing incidence of “intolerance” and the failures and successes of the Modi government. He felt that the economy was in trouble and the numbers did not inspire confidence. He was however frank enough to admit that the NDA had done a better job of implementing Aadhar than the UPA.
Mr. Aakar Patel who was in conversation with Mr. Chidambaram did a commendable job in leading Mr. Chidambaram to open up his mind on several issues, including those where the role of the latter has been controversial.
The audience participated in the Q & A session with much enthusiasm.