After the arrest of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday by the CBI, his son and Congress MP from Tamil Nadu Karti Chidambaram has arrived in Delhi on Thursday morning. The MP from Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu spoke to the media and alleged that his father P Chidambaram's arrest was politically motivated and labelled it has a witchhunt. He also stated that he had never met Peter or Indrani Mukerjee or anyone in the INX company or the FIPB.
"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."
"We are being targeted. First of all, there is no legal requirement for my father to be available for anybody what happened on Tuesday was the anticipatory bail plea hearing happened which was filed on May 2018 and arguments were closed on January 2019 where the jugdment was reserved for seven months. The judgement came out, there was no requirement to appear before anybody. Never has the CBI given two-hour notice, I have been summoned by CBI 20 times, I was given a week to appear before them; he has not been evading, please don't be wrong on facts."
"I am categorically stating once again, I have never met Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea, I have never met directly or indirectly anyone in their company, I have never met anyone in FIPB, the only time I have met Indrani was when the CBI took me to Byculla jail to meet with her face to face. This was done for theatrics."
"Of course, the Congress party stands with him, I am grateful to Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. There are legal process which are supposed to follow, I will follow."
"I will protest in Jantar Mantar over article 370, many parties in Opposition have brought up the issue including the DMK."