Tharoor hails Chidambaram for ‘standing up to persecution’ and ‘character assassination’

Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, Aug22: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor hailed former finance minister P Chidambaram for ‘standing up to persecution’ and ‘character assassination’ and said justice will prevail in the end but as the incident will allow some malicious minds their schadenfreude .

Chidambaram was arrested late on Wednesday in a dramatic manner as CBI team officials even climbed a wall in their attempts to get to him.

Schadenfreude means ‘pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune’.

“Well said @PChidambaram_IN! It is a tribute to your strength of character that you are standing up to persecution &character assassination w/ courage & confidence. I believe justice will prevail in the end. Till then we will have to allow some malicious minds their schadenfreude,” Tharoor said in an indirect attack at the BJP government .

In his tweet, Tharoor cited an earlier tweet by Chidambaram in which he had said- ‘To a person running scared, every shadow will be a demon’.

Congress leaders rallied in support of their leader. “Modi’s Govt is using the ED, CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Chidambaram. I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power,” Rahul Gandhi said.

Salman Khurshid said, “It’s deeply distressing that all that had to happen, there was no question of not being answerable to the law. The matter is listed on Friday, they could have waited till then to see what the Supreme Court wants to do.”

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