AMN / New Delhi
Charging the PM Modi le BJP regime with its “persecution and vendetta” politics against opposition leaders like P Chidambaram and their families, the Congress party today maintained that the people of this country would not be “fooled by such diversionary tactics” from the government’s failure vis-a-vis demonetisation and “repressive taxes”.
“People of this country would not be fooled by such diversionary tactics of BJP government from its abject failures on the core issues of unemployment, economic downslide, farm distress, demonetisation disaster and a repressive tax regime,” the party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said in a statement here.
Referring to the on-going probe into the high-profile Aircel-Maxis transaction and questioning of Karti Chidambaram, former Union Minister’s son, he said, “Repeated persecution and scurrilous witch hunt of the family of former Finance Minister & Home Minister and senior Congress leader, Shri P. Chidambaram in Aircell-Maxis case by BJP Government and CBI/ED have crossed all proportions in complete negation of the facts”.
He alleged that under the present dispensation, the entire spectrum of state authorities are “being used to convert the country into a police state” but asserted at the same time that: “.
CBI should question me, not harass my son: P Chidambaram
chidambaramSenior Congress leader P Chidambaran today said the CBI should question him instead of harassing his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis case. In a series of tweets, Mr Chidambaram accused the probe agency of spreading misinformation.
He said in Aircel-Maxis, he had approved minuted after the recommendation by the FIPB. He said, FIPB officials have recorded statements before CBI that approval was valid. The CBI had called Karti for questioning yesterday in connection with the foreign investment clearance given in the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when his father Mr Chidambaram was the finance minister.