New Delhi, November 26: Former Indian National Congress (INC) President Rahul Gandhi and party's Uttar Pradesh general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will meet P Chidambaram at Tihar Jail in New Delhi on Wednesday. The former finance minister was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 21 in the INX Media case and was granted bail on October 22 by the Supreme Court. INX Media Case: Delhi Court Disposes of P Chidambaram's Bail Plea, Says 'No Need to Admit Him to a Sterilised Private Ward at AIIMS.
The 74-year-old leader was also arrested by the ED (Enforcement Directorate) on the money-laundering case in October and currently is in judicial custody till November 27 under the order of the trial court. INX Media Case: P Chidambaram's Accuser Indrani Mukerjea 'Pardoned' in CBI Charge-Sheet.
Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to meet P Chidambaram at Tihar Jail, tomorrow. (file pics) pic.twitter.com/De1LShooNb
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On Monday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor accompanied by Karti Chidambaram visited Tihar Jail. The Congress party has maintained that Chidambaram's arrested is a witch hunt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"Today, the Constitution's basic commitment to liberty is being violated. 98 days today...for what? Rs 9.96 lakh, which is not even a controversial issue since there is a cheque involved...it sends a very bad signal...if we treat our respectable, upright citizens this way, it sends a very wrong signal to the world. We came to show our solidarity with him," Tharoor told reporters after meeting him.