Following the sensational arrest of former Union Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram by the CBI in Chennai earlier today, Congress has cried foul and called it a case of political vendetta. While many Congress leaders and sympathisers masquerading as journalists tried to portray Karti’s arrest as an attempt to divert attention from the PNB scam which is under investigation, some Congress leaders could not keep their foot too far from their mouth.
Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tweeted in defence of Karti saying that the fact that he returned from London (surprising to see London being a favourite hangout place for those accused of fraud, like Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi), but others, get a ‘VIP sendoff’.
Karti Chidambaram returns from London. Arrested. Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallya, #NiravModi #MehulChoksi , Sanjay Bhandari, Jatin Mehta & Co go to London etc after a VIP send-off. They are having strawberries with whipped cream.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) February 28, 2018
By his tweet, does Jha mean that Karti is in the same league as Mallaya and Nirav Modi and others accused of swindling crores of rupees?
People even pointed it out to him that this could imply an admission of guilt, in a way.
— Ankur Sharma (@ankurysharma) February 28, 2018
— Masakadzas (@Nesenag) February 28, 2018
Some even wondered if Karti was just thrown under the bus to save The Family?
Kyun ki agar karti jee nahin aate to Pappu ko Maa, behen, jijaji aur sab pidiyon samet Cayman Islands jaana padta. https://t.co/80rrEzilVo
— बजरंगी सनीचर (@Ruchhan) February 28, 2018
While some just decided to have some fun at Jha’s expense.
— दिव्या (@divya_16_) February 28, 2018
CBI should arrest this bugger as he is in close contact with fugitives and law evaders. He is even sharing us the menu. https://t.co/zuDbZrO8tk
— Chandu (@cpings4IN) February 28, 2018
Whatever it is, we here hope this is first of the many steps which will clean up the system.