1. More trouble for Congress, P Chidambaram says ‘not denying that no wrongdoing happened’

More trouble for Congress, P Chidambaram says ‘not denying that no wrongdoing happened’

Speaking at an event at an Indira Gandhi memorial programme in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu, former finance minister P Chidambaram admitted that wrongdoing happened in the UPA regime

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 21, 2017 6:10 PM
P Chidambaram, Chidambaram, Chidambaram congress, congress, Chidambaram on congress wrongdoing, P Chidambaram on congress P Chidambaram admitted that wrongdoing happened in the UPA regime. (Source: PTI)

Speaking at an event at an Indira Gandhi memorial programme in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu, former finance minister P Chidambaram admitted that wrongdoing happened in the UPA regime, reported news channel Republic TV. “I am not denying that no wrongdoing happened. There is only one place where mistakes don’t happen, the place we finally reach,” Chidambaram was quoted saying by the channel in front of the Congress cadre on Sunday afternoon. However, the senior Congress leader also added that many positive things happened when Congress was ruling the country. “Many positive things happened during the 10 years of Congress rule,” he said.

Responding to these statements, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suryah told the channel these remarks have come out of fear. “All these statements being made by Chidarambam are out of panic and fear. This admission of wrongdoing is shocking,” Suryah was quoted as saying. He also added that it is alarming that such a senior leader has admitted to this. “It is alarming that he admitted to wrongdoing in the UPA regime in such a casual tone,” he said.

Meanwhile, another BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said he is not surprised by these statements. “Chidambaram is not making a revelation. Everyone knows about the corrupt practices that took place under Congress govt,” he told the channel.Chidambaram was in the news earlier in this week, when CBI had filed a FIR against his son Karti on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, receiving illegal gratification, influencing public servants and criminal misconduct, reported news agency PTI.

Reacting to this, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had later filed a money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram and others on Friday. However, Karti had maintained that his only link to INX Media, owned by Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, was that his friend was its auditor. “A friend of mine is the auditor of that television company and it is the only connection I have with that firm,” he was quoted saying by the agency.

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    Tummalapalli Venkateswara Rao
    May 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm
    Good he agrees what has happened in UPA rule hope Pappu and mother are reading his confession the people who have looted are looted by GOD Today people with little [power are looted the country, for many the judgement day is fast approaching
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      Kalpesh Patel
      May 22, 2017 at 11:31 am
      Chidambaram and his family has also helped his party as well as other opposition groups on how to swindle and loot public hard earned money for free.hats off to narendrabhai modiji an absolute straightforward pm.
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        Rupendra Rakshit
        May 22, 2017 at 8:15 am
        These bloody traitors looted the country, thinking that they will remain in power for ever and no body will be able to make them answerable for their crimes. The MFSOBs must be hanged. This B and his his family alone possess lakhs of crores of looted money in cash and properties all over the world. One feels aghast to think of the total amount that these congress leaders alone have (leaving the other UPA partners aside). The courts must seriously think of giving death penalty to some of them. If a rapist of one or two girls/ women or a murderer can be given death penalty, why should not a person who has been raping the motherland for years, be given death penalty. These person have not only looted the country but have indulged in graver crime. These are the persons who are the root cause of creation of dacoits, naxalites. They have misused the august offices of the govt., betra the nation for which there must be only one punishment. DEATH and only DEATH AND NOTHING BUT DEATH
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          ramji yahoo mahadevan
          May 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm
          what a misleading journalism, i didnt expect this from FE. PC would have told about inflation, unemployment as wrong doing, or please publish PC's full speech about the wrong doings in 10 years cong govt
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            Rupendra Rakshit
            May 22, 2017 at 8:31 am
            Mr. Mahadevan, wrongdoing do not mean inflation or unemployment. No govt. on this earth or for that matter no system of governance on this earth can stop inflation or unemployment. With the development of society cost of living or inflation will go up and with the growth of society/ population unemployment will be there. Not only that unemployment is also there because some member of the society simply do not want to work, come what may. Hence saying tthat Chidambaram ought to have specified by saying inflation or unemployment is plain absurd. He and his family alone have looted billions of rupees and have invested the loot all over the world. They have properties in more than 40 countries and proof and every detail of his ill gotten money, is with the ED and Income tax department. The only difference is that they did not dare raid those or arrest this MFSOB. He, knows that they have all the do ent to prove that and will prove once they take him for custodial interrogation.
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              Ramacharya Raghavendracharya
              May 22, 2017 at 11:37 am
              DON,T YOU THINK THAT IT IS ABYSMAL THAT SUCH HUGE WRONG DOINGS WENT UNNOTICED BY THE PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER AND THE PATHETIC OPPOSITION THAT SAT QUIETLY WATCHING WHEN THESE THINGS HAPPENED. IT PROVES BEYOND DOUBT THAT PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT WERE PURCHASED WITH THIS MONEY TO SHUT THEIR MOUTHS. THERE ARE TOO MANY TRAITORS WHO HAVE HELD HANDS TO ACCOMPLISH THIS LOOT. EVERY SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO BOOK AND MADE TO PAY HEAVILY FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF THE COUNTRIES WEALTH. IT IS TIME TO ACT FAST AND RE ENERGISE THE CONFIDENCE AND HOPE THAT WE HAVE IN THE NEW LEADERSHIP OF THE COUNTRY. WE TRUST WE WILL NOT BE DISSA POINTED. SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THE HONEST BUT POOR..

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