Two days after CBI raids, Karti Chidambaram leaves for London


The Congress today said that none of its leaders or that of the opposition would be cowed down by the politics of "revenge and vendetta" which had "become the DNA of this BJP government". Political battles should be fought politically. "May we ask BJP government is Vyapam not a case of corruption?Why has he not taken action against Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan who was handling the health department", he asked.

Jaitley was replying to questions about the opposition's allegation that the actions of the I-T department and the CBI marked the government's vindictiveness to wards opposition leaders.

Yadav said no one could intimidate him and he was more than happy to see them in the court.

"In its three years, the BJP has given the nation an honest, scam-free government, a decisive leader and a pro-poor thrust on governance".

Surjewala, instead, accused the BJP and its leaders of being corrupt as he highlighted the alleged scams involving top party leaders holding ministerial positions in this government. In a statement, Mr. P. Chidambaram said there were no allegations against the five Secretaries, who constitute the FIPB, other officials and competent authorities who are public officials.

The Congress leader recalled how Lalu Yadav had played a pivotal role in trying to bring together all the anti-BJP forces in 2004 when the first United Progressive Alliance was formed.

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Union Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal rejected Chidambaram's charge that he was being targeted for his columns critical of the government and claimed that the issue was why beneficiarie of the FIPB gave "money to the firms owned by his son". "All I will say is I shall continue to speak and write".

Prasad rapped the BJP in yet another tweet for "sensing an opportunity to destabilise the Grand Alliance government in Bihar" and asserted the coalition was "intact".

Chidambaram's colums have "not exactly set the Yamuna on fire", Goyal quipped, adding: "He will be accountable for his son's stroke".

"Do not be tempted, the alliance is intact". We also discussed what is going on from this morning.

"Kumar compromised with principles, ideology, good governance the day he joined hands with Lalu Prasad", he said.

On Monday, the CBI filed an FIR against Karti, INX Media Pvt Ltd through its director Indrani, INX News Pvt Ltd through its director Peter, Advance Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ASCPL) through its director Padma Vishwanathan and other officials of the ministry.