Jaitley, Chidambaram escalate debate on the National Herald case
NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday refuted the Congress charge of political vendetta as “Goebbelsian propaganda” by the principal Opposition party.
“The battle has to be fought legally. But the results of legal battles are always uncertain. The Congress is, therefore, crying foul and calling it political vendetta,” Jaitley wrote in a blog titled “Why the Congress is wrong”.
Earlier in the day, his predecessor and veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram accused the ruling dispensation of being “motivated” in the National Herald case.
The Congress veteran made it clear the party was not accusing the court, a question often raised by the BJP. “We are not accusing the court. But we are entitled to criticise the order. The Enforcement Directorate had first closed the matter. Then a private complainant wrote a letter to the PM. The ED chief was transferred and the case was reopened. These facts raise suspicion that the BJP is motivated,” Chidambaram told HT.
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