Congress leader Rahul Gandhi came out in support of P Chidambaram on Wednesday and accused the Modi government of using the CBI, ED and sections of a spineless media to character assassinate the former Finance Minister.
Party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi also backed the senior party leader and said, “P Chidambaram Ji has served our nation with loyalty for decades including as the Finance Minister & Home Minister.”
Congress said that the party stands in support of its senior leader. “P Chidambaram is an extremely qualified & respected leader, he has served this nation with dedication & humility.”
The CBI is investigating the Congress leader in the INX Media case, alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during his tenure as Finance Minister. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the money laundering case which it lodged in 2018.