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ED, I-T raids: Congress backs Chidambaram

Chidambaram had issued a statement after the raids Wednesday describing the action as a “malicious onslaught” by the government.

Congress on Wednesday came out in support of senior leader P Chidambaram, a day after Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax teams searched premises of companies allegedly linked to his son Karti Chidambaram. The raids were carried out in connection with a case of alleged money laundering in the Aircel-Maxis deal, besides alleged tax evasion and forex violations in investments made in an eye-care chain.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the raids were not conducted at Karti’s residence. “Chidambaram has given a detailed written statement. We support it, we stand by it. It is pointless to try and mix-up his and his family’s name when the CBDT’s clarification says that neither of those two were addressed,” he said.

The party accused the NDA government of indulging in politics of vendetta.

“We have seen the approach of this government over the last few months… When… your approach is to have the politics of vendetta or in this form — the politics of retribution — then I think there will be a natural tendency for the people to believe this when you do it again and again and I think that is where this issue has to be addressed,” he said.

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Chidambaram had issued a statement after the raids Wednesday describing the action as a “malicious onslaught” by the government. He had said no member of his family had “any equity or economic interest in any of the firms that are being targeted”.

 

First published on: 03-12-2015 at 02:47:36 am
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