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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh met Chidambaram in jail

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday visited Tihar Jail to meet senior party leader P Chidambaram, who is under judicial custody in money laundering cases.

After the meeting, Chidambaram expressed his gratitude towards both the leaders. Through his Twitter handle, which is being handled by his family on his behalf, Chidambaram said, “I am honoured that Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh called on me today. As long as the Congress party is strong and brave, I will also be strong and brave.”

“Bharat mai sab achha hai (Everything is good in India). Except for unemployment, loss of existing jobs, lower wages, mob violence, lockdown in Kashmir and throwing Opposition leaders in prison,” he added, apparently referring to the #Howdy Modi” event.

The Congress has maintained that Chidambaram’s arrest is a “witch hunt” by the Modi-led NDA government.

The CBI, however, has opposed bail to the former Union Finance Minister recently on the grounds that it will be “against the zero-tolerance policy on corruption”. Chidambaram is being investigated by both the CBI and the ED in money laundering case related to the INX Media scam.

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