Published On : Tue, May 16th, 2017

Centre targeting my son to silence my voice: Chidambaram

P Chidambaram
Chennai: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today alleged that the Centre was using investigating agencies to target his son and his friends to “silence” his voice against the government.

“All I will say is, I shall continue to speak and write,” he said in a statement in Chennai as CBI today launched searches at several places linked to the former finance minister and his son Karti over alleged favours granted in foreign investment clearance to a firm, INX Media, in 2007.

Chidambaram said the FIPB approval was granted in “hundreds of cases.” Each case was processed according to law and approval was granted or refused in accordance with the recommendations of the FIPB consisting of five secretaries to the Government of India, he said.

The five secretaries who constitute the FIPB, the officials of the FIPB secretariat and the competent authority in each case are the public officials, he said, adding there was no allegation against any of them. “There is no allegation against me,” he added.