Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram on Monday filed his nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from the Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu.
While his candidature in itself is a big talking point, given it was not supported by the leaders of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), his nomination also drew controversy, much due to his and his fellow supporters' brazen act.
Republic TV has accessed a video in which Karti can be seen entering the election office to file his papers. But in a not so shocking turn of events, he ended up demanding VVIP treatment from the election officer and those present in the office.
He and his supporters asked others in the office to leave till his photo session gets over. Following that, he informs the officer that photos can be taken prior to 1:30 pm, and the procedures can be followed later on.
"We will take the photograph before 1:30 pm and we will complete the other procedures later on. Please adjust for sometime," Karti Chidambaram could be heard as saying in the video.
On Sunday, the Congress party chose Karti Chidambaram as its candidate to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Sivaganga constituency, despite objections from leaders of TNCC.
The state leadership was against his candidature, owing to his involvement in scams like Aircel-Maxis and INX-Media, as well as his failure to win from the constituency having contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Following the higher command's decision, former Union Minister Sudarsana Natchiappan slammed both Karti and his father P Chidambaram, accusing the latter of lobbying for his son.
"As far as I know, people hate that (Chidambaram) family. The family didn't do anything for the constituency, but they've purchased assets in foreign countries. He (Karti) is an accused. We don't know what's even going to happen in the court. He should go and stand in court, but he is going to file nominations. Just imagine how it could damage the name of Congress," the Rajya Sabha MP added.