With new revelations linking his son Karti Chidambaram to alleged payoffs related to the Aircel-Maxis deal, a BJP MP on Wednesday demanded that the CBI register an FIR in the matter that he described as an “open-and-shut case” of corruption.
“Those guilty must be sent to jail,” Godda MP Nishikant Dubey said during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, listing the details of the web of companies and transactions that too place to benefit the family of “a former finance minister”.
Without taking Chidambaram’s name, Dubey alleged that his son enjoyed ownership of some of the suspect firms having assets abroad.
He alleged that the UPA regime reeked of corruption as he named some companies allegedly involved in the case.
At this point, Congress members including Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal protested against the allegation. Jyotiraditya Scindia was also heard asking the speaker as to why “double standards” were being adopted as the party was not allowed to raise the VVIP chopper scam issue on which it had given notice for an adjournment motion, but this one was allowed.
BJD’s Bhartruhari Mahtab and Tathagata Satpathy demanded that the government respond on the matter.
Later, Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said at a press conference that “evidence” of Chidambaram family’s financial empire across the world is before the nation and
sought his and Congress’ response.
Referring to reports that Chidambaram’s granddaughter is the sole beneficiary in a will executed by owners of a firm linked to the scam, he alleged that there is no continent where his son Karti Chidambaram does not own property.