Saturday, May 30, 2020
Home News Reports Chidambaram family has done nothing for Sivaganga, giving Karti ticket could harm the party:...

Chidambaram family has done nothing for Sivaganga, giving Karti ticket could harm the party: TN Congress leader

The disgruntled Congress leader also alleged that Chidambaram senior intervened personally to ensure that his son was given the ticket.

Also Read

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, was given a Lok Sabha ticket by the Congress party from Sivaganga constituency at Tamil Nadu. He was given a ticket despite the fact that he is under investigation in the INX Media case and Aircel Maxis case.

It now appears that the decision to award Karti with a ticket has led to discontentment within the Congress party in the state. Sudarshan Nachiappan, Congress leader and former union minister, has said that the cadres are disappointed with the decision. He further asserted that the Chidambaram family has done nothing for the people of the constituency and giving Karti a ticket could harm the reputation of the party.

The disgruntled Congress leader also alleged that Chidambaram senior intervened personally to ensure that his son was given the ticket. He claimed that until then, he was the front-runner for the seat. “My name was in the list and was about to be announced along with others. That was why I was asked to be present in Delhi and later told to reach Chennai to file my nomination papers. But Mr. Chidambaram intervened and ensured that his son was given the seat,” Nachiappan told The Hindu.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

He stated further, “Till Monday the investigating agency cannot arrest him. If the judge says the agency is free to take its own step what will happen to him? Has Congress not been able to find a good candidate in the entire country? Is Mr. Karti a freedom fighter? If the court decides against him it will also reflect on the party and Prime Minister Modi is ready to utilise the opportunity.”

The Chidambarams have been facing a host of cases and yet, it hasn’t prevented the Congress party from giving Karti a ticket. Karti’s wife Srinidhi and mother Nalini who have complaints registered against them under the Black money Act are facing allegations of possessing undisclosed foreign assets. A charge sheet has been filed by the Income Tax Department in this regard. Karti’s mother Nalini is allegedly also involved in the infamous Saradha Chit Fund scam as well.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Trending now

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

DD News temporarily shifts operations from Mandi House to Khelgaon after an employee tested positive for Coronavirus after death

News operations of DD News shifted to Khelgaon studio from the night of May 28 while Mandi house studios are sanitised

Mamata Banerjee opens up places of worship from June 1 in West Bengal, refuses to take migrants back saying Shramik Express trains are Corona...

Mamata Banerjee alleged that large numbers of workers returning is the reason behind spike in coronavirus cases in West Bengal

D10: Britain proposes new alliance of 10 democracies including India, South Korea, Australia and G7 nations to break China’s monopoly on 5G technology

The United Kingdom aims to create an alternative suppliers of 5G technology and other technologies to by forming the D10 group

IAF makes heavy-lift CH-47 Chinook helicopters operational in the Eastern air command near Indo-China border

CH-47 Chinook advanced multi-mission helicopters will be based at Air Force Station in Mohanbari in Dibrugarh of Assam near China border

White House slams Twitter for censoring US President Donald Trump but refusing to take action against glorification of Jihad

Donald Trump has been involved in a raging battle against social media giant Twitter after the latter included a 'fact-check' on his tweet.

Twitter restores ISKCON spokesperson’s account after briefly locking it, removes proof of insult of Hindus in Shemaroo video citing copyright violation

ISKCON spokesperson Radharamn Das had posted the vile video on Twitter as a proof of crime against the ISKCON and Hindus

Recently Popular

ISKCON files complaint against comedian Surleen Kaur and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd for a video where ISKCON devotees were called ‘harami porn-waley’

Surleen Kaur had said in the video published by Shemaroo ‘no doubt we are from ISKCON, but from inside we are all harami porn lovers’.

ISKCON rejects Shemaroo Entertainment’s ‘apology’, to proceed with legal action against comedian Surleen Kaur for abusive, derogatory statements

A complaint had been filed by ISKCON organisation against comedian Ms Surleen Kaur and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd for her abusive, derogatory remarks against the organisations, saints and Hindus.

Zaira Wasim, who had left acting for Islam, now quotes the Quran to insinuate that locust infestation in Rajasthan is ‘Allah’s wrath’

Several areas in Eastern Africa, Pakistan, and India have seen attacks by massive swarms of locusts recently. However, it is not understood why the former actress is insinuating these locust attacks as some sort of Islamic curse upon a specific group of people whom she refers to as 'arrogant'.

Woman raped by Moulvi Aslam, media gives it a ‘Hindu spin’ by using image of a saffron-clad Hindu priest and describing the perpetrator as...

A Muslim sorcerer claiming to relieve people of their miseries through his wizardry was depicted as a Hindu priest by media organisations

Nagpada police station Senior PI Shalini Sharma transferred as Uddhav Thackeray bows to pressure from Abu Azmi

"Yeh aurat kehti hain aapne police par ilzaam lagaya hain mein aapse baat nahi karegi, uske baap ke baap ke baap ko bhi baat karni padegi”, Abu Azmi was seen shouting to hundreds of his supporters outside Nagpada station.

Connect with us