New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): Reprimanding reports of backbiting within the Congress party over the allegation of amassment of wealth by former finance minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said it was a BJP ploy to attack Chidambaram, who “exposes truths about the NDA Government and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley through his weekly columns”.
“There was no problem in the party. These are happening because Chidambaram’s weekly column is exposing the truths about the NDA Government, the BJP and Arun Jaitley,” said Singh.
When asked about Hanumantha Rao’s attacking Chidambaram and his son, Singh said you should ask it to him.
Senior Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao had earlier lambasted Chidambaram’s son Karti for the party’s defeat in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
“Today, we (Congress) are on the road because of Chidambaram’s son Karti. He exercised his influence in the selection of a chief minister (apparently Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy) in Andhra, who ultimately went against the Congress Working Committee’s decision and party president Sonia Gandhi,” alleged Hanumantha Rao.
“The chief minister, much against the decision of the CWC, demanded the creation of a separate Telangana state and raised slogans against Sonia Gandhi. What happened thence? After the creation of Telangana, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) is ruling over it, while N. Chandrababu Naidu is ruling over Andhara Pradesh, and we are on the road. It is all because of Chidambaram’s son whose name is Karti,” he alleged.
Earlier today, agitating over media reports about the alleged amassment of wealth by Chidambaram’s son, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) members forced repeated adjournments in Parliament during the pre-lunch session, while demanding action against former home minister P. Chidambaram on corruption charges.
The agitated members displayed newspapers that reported that Chidambaram’s son had made investments in real estate in several countries, including London, Dubai, Sri Lanka, France and the US.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned four times and the Lok Sabha thrice by 2 p.m. on the issue. (ANI)