P Chidambaram wondered how one could expect a positive outcome when the government refuses to keep the past aside.
Chidambaram demands explanation from Modi government on BJP MP's claim of 'Chinese' village in Arunachal
He said if the allegation made out by the BJP MP is true, will the government again give a clean chit to China or blame previous governments for it.
The protesting farmer unions, however, stuck to their main demand of a complete repeal of the three legislations.
P Chidambaram stressed that the farm laws be kept in abeyance and a fresh start be made by talking to all stakeholders.
There are already talks of return of Rahul Gandhi as party chief, who till recently was unwilling to lead the party.
The dikshitars protested until 8 am on the day, to revoke the pass system introduced by the district administration, but withdrew it once devotees showed up for the festival in large numbers.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram asked the government to shed its "inflexible position" and heed to the Supreme Court's suggestion.
The former finance minister said it is obvious that any agreement between farmers and the government will necessarily require a new bill to be passed by Parliament.
Justice N Sathishkumar also said that the Deputy Director of the Income Tax Department was not the competent authority to initiate the re-assessment proceedings.
There is too much democracy, laments a senior bureaucrat. There is too much bureaucracy, says an anguished democrat, said Chidambaram in a tweet.
Water from Sivagnagi pond entered the temple as the drain near its premises was closed by the municipality.
The case relates to alleged irregularities in the grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
This comes after the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan signed the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance on Saturday to curb growing attacks on social media against women and children.
While former finance minister P Chidambaram, and party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Digvijaya Singh will be part of the economic affairs committee, Jairam Ramesh will be its convener.
The Sivaganga MP quashed rumours of the seat-sharing arrangement having already been confirmed.