‘Democracy Is Being Hollowed Out, Which Way Will India Go’ Tweets P Chidambaram on Gandhi Jayanti 2019
Congress leader P Chidambaram | (Photo Credits: PTI/File)

Delhi, October 2: Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail in the INX Media case, on Wednesday paid tribute to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. In a series of tweets, the Indian National Congress leader also raised questions about democracy. “Which way will India go? Freedom is a never-ending struggle. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” he tweeted.

In his tweets, he also noted how the world had evolved in the 20th century with the flowering of democracy that brought "hope of liberty and equality to hundreds of countries and millions of people." P Chidambaram Denied Bail by Delhi High Court in INX Media Case, to Remain in Jail.

Tweet by P Chidambaram:

“The 21st century has eroded that hope. Democracy is being hollowed out in country after country - Venezuela, Russia, Myanmar, Turkey, Hungary and now even in the United States,” he said, wondering in which way India would go.

The Congress leader was arrested by CBI on August 21 in the INX Media case. Chidambaram, who was questioned for nearly two weeks, has been lodged in Tihar Jail. His bail plea was rejected this week by the Delhi High Court over concerns that he could influence witnesses.