New Delhi, Aug 22: Karti Chidambaram on Thursday termed the arrest of his father P Chidambaram as a “political vendetta” and denied any association with either Peter Mukherjea or his wife Indrani Mukherjea . While he is staging protest in Jantar Mantar against abrogation of Article370 in Jammu and Kashmir .
” I’ve never met Peter Mukerjea, I’ve never met Indrani Mukerjea in my life. The only time I’ve seen Indrani was when CBI took me to confront her. I have had no interaction with anyone directly or indirectly connected with their company,” he said.
“The protest in Jantar Mantar is about Article370. Our whole party, alliance parties, the leader of DMK raised this issue (P Chidambaram’s arrest) as well, Mr. MK Stalin condemned it yesterday,” he said.
Adding , “the arrest is being done just to divert attention from issue of Article 370.”
Karti Chidambaram said ,” This is not merely targeting of my father but the targeting of Congress party. I will go to Jantar Mantar to protest.”
On the arrest of his father, Jarti said, “This has been done only to create a spectacle on TV and to tarnish the image of Congress party and the former Finance and Home Minister. This is completely trumped-up case in which he has absolutely no connection. We will fight this out politically&legally.”
” This is a totally vindictive and malicious act, done by a pliant agency. This is only done to settle political scores. There was absolutely no necessity to have done this.
Chidambaram, who spent the night in a CBI guest house will be questioned in the alleged corruption in Rs 305 crore clearance given to INX media when he was the Union finance minister..
The firm once promoted by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, both in jail for murdering the latter’s daughter Sheena Bora, had allegedly made payments to a firm linked to the former finance minister’s son Karti Chidambaram, the CBI has said in the FIR.