Krishna alleged that Chidamabaram repeated the statement over and over in a "tone and tenor that was expressly humiliating".
Seeking redressal, the bureaucrat requested Nath to bring the matter to the notice of the PM.
"I do not discuss the communication from secretary to me and vice versa," Nath told Times Now when asked to comment on the controversy.
The meeting was called to discuss release of additional central assistance for JNNURM projects that were already sanctioned but pending for release of funds by the finance ministry.
The meeting was attended by expenditure secretary and officers of finance ministry and UD ministry.