After senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested by CBI in Delhi on Wednesday, his son Karti, a Congress MP, reached the national capital and attacked the BJP-led government alleging that the former Finance Minister was arrested owing to 'political vendetta'. BJP's national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that Chidambaram should follow his own statement he had made earlier about law taking its own course. He also said that Congress was attacking BJP over a court order.
"Law is equal for everyone, P Chidambaram himself said law will take its own course. He and his team are entitled to seek protection but are they going to hold BJP responsible for court's order. Every BJP leader including Amit Shah, Narendra Modi submitted to the court orders. Congress can't expect special privileges as that's not what constitution envisages. It says everyone is equal before it. If he has done no harm he should not fear, if he is guilty law will take its own course," he said.
Earlier on Thursday, the Congress MP from Sivaganga blamed the BJP government saying that the move by the agencies was to silence his father was being a vocal critic of the Centre.
"This is a totally politically motivated witchhunt. It has been done only to tarnish the image of Congress party and to try to silence the most vehement critic of this government. My father has been the most vehement, articulate and vocal critic of this government. This has been done to silence him. It has no legal basis and it is a trumped-up charge. The event happened in 2008, for which FIR was filed nine years later in 2017. Following this, I have been summoned 20 times, I have been raided four times, Nobody in Indian history been raided so many times. I was also in CBI custody for eleven days. Everyone associated with me, even causal acquaintances have been summoned and they still don't have the case."
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram who was arrested by CBI in the INX media case on Wednesday is being questioned by the CBI from 10.00 am onwards on Thursday, say sources. The interrogation will be led by Dy SP R Parthasarthy, sources added.