Written byShalini Ojha
In a fresh set of tweets on Wednesday, Chidambaram asked the Centre about its plans to pull out the slowing economy from "gloom".
This isn't the first time he targeted the Centre over the economy.
He was dramatically arrested from his Delhi residence by CBI on August 21.
After numerous extensions of his custody, a court sent Chidambaram to Tihar jail till September 19, on September 5.
Like earlier, Chidambaram's family tweeted on his behalf.
His Wednesday's tweet read: Thank you all for your support. I must say I am amazed by the capacity of the poor (who I have had the chance to meet and interact with over the last few days) to distinguish between justice and injustice.
Quite obviously, he was "referring" to officers of ED and CBI.
I am deeply concerned about the economy.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) September 11, 2019
The poor are the worst affected. Lower incomes, fewer jobs, less trade and lower investment affect the poor and the middle class. Where is the plan to get the country out of this decline and gloom?
Not long ago, Chidambaram had expressed similar thoughts. Being taken to the CBI office after a court hearing, he was asked about his custody.
Not saying much about this, he gestured 5 prompting the reporter to ask, "What 5?"
Subsequently, Chidambaram replied "What is 5%? You remember 5%?," and someone said GDP!
Notably, GDP's growth hit a seven-year low in the April-June quarter.
To recall, the veteran politician tweeted on Monday that he didn't know why only he was arrested and not officials who approved FDI influx into the media organization.
But, he added that the officers didn't commit any wrongdoing and that he doesn't want anyone to be arrested.
It is alleged Chidambaram's son Karti, also an accused in the case received kickbacks for the deal.
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