Karti writes letter to father P Chidambaram

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16 Sep 2019

In letter to 'jailed' father Chidambaram, Karti mocks PM Modi

Karti Chidambaram, in a two-page letter addressed to his father and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on the latter's 74th birthday, criticized the current government.

The Congress MP from Sivaganga cited various events which occurred since his father was jailed. Chidambaram is currently lodged in Tihar jail.

Taking clear jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karti wrote, "no 56!!! can stop you" (sic).

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Understanding the connection between Chidambarams and INX Media

Understanding the connection between Chidambarams and INX Media

To recall, Chidambaram is being probed both by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) for facilitating illicit FDI into INX Media while he was the FM.

He was arrested from his residence on August 21, and sent to judicial custody in Tihar till September 19.

Interestingly, Karti is also a co-accused in the corruption case and allegedly received kickbacks.

Letter

Easy for bhakts to confuse between Einstein and Newton: Karti

In the letter, Karti said he knows his father has access to news, but he chose to inform him about the recent happenings, nevertheless.

After mentioning that Vikram lander lost contact with ISRO, Karti termed PM Modi's gesture of consoling the organization's chairman K Sivan "big drama".

Saying it's "easy for bhakts to confuse between Einstein and Newton", Karti took a dig at Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

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He also mentioned Sitharaman's 'astute insight' for slowdown

He also mentioned Sitharaman's 'astute insight' for slowdown

Karti also took a potshot at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her "astute insight" on "millennials being responsible" for the decline of auto sales "as they prefer ride-sharing apps".

He briefed his father on the government's decision to buy apples from Kashmir.

Karti wrote that "only you" can understand the problems in Kashmir as "both of you" are "unfairly locked down."

Will the government buy carpets next, asked Karti

Karti wrote, "Kashmir's been under lockdown for over 40 days, and the government has decided to give apples their freedom. What next? Carpets? You are far better off than the people of Kashmir who are still under a government-imposed communication blackout."

You can read the complete letter here

Mukerjeas

Earlier, co-accused Karti said he never met Mukerjeas

Interestingly, Karti has been crying political vendetta in the case for quite some time now.

He had claimed he never met INX Media founders Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in his life. However, Indrani hoped Karti's bail is canceled.

Notably, the next hearing in the Chidambaram case is scheduled on September 19 at Rouse Avenue Court and September 23 at Delhi High Court.

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What is Chidambaram's connection with INX Media case?

Asked 2019-09-16 19:36:16 by Amit Tambe

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In 2017, CBI filed an FIR against INX media for violating FIPB approval and receiving funds amounting to Rs 305 crore, when P Chidambaram was serving as the Finance Minister. Chidambaram is accused of facilitating FDI into INX Media while he was FM. His son Karti is accused of facilitating a "criminal conspiracy" with INX Media so that his father would ignore "serious irregularities".

What did Karti wrote on Newton?

Asked 2019-09-16 19:36:16 by Hansika Rathore

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Karti takes a dig at minister Piyush Goyal for linking theory of gravity with Einstein. He writes, "easy for bhakts" to confuse between Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

What did Karti wrote on Kashmir?

Asked 2019-09-16 19:36:16 by Rakesh Jayaraman

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Karti Chidambaram wrote, "Kashmir's been under lock down for over 40 days, and the government has decided to give apples their freedom. What next? Carpets?"

What was Chidambaram's connection with Mukerjea couple?

Asked 2019-09-16 19:36:16 by Parakram Rodrigues

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The next hearing in the case is scheduled on September 19 in Rouse Avenue Court and September 23 at Delhi High Court. Karti had earlier stated that he had never met Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in his life.

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