Congress leader P Chidambaram should step down, says Swamy
New Delhi :
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday asserted that senior Congress leader P Chidambaram should step down as Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs as he was being "investigated" by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Swamy raised the issue through a point of order after Deputy Chairman P J Kurien called Chidambaram to lay on the table, a copy of the panel's report on border security.
As Chidambaram was not present, another committee member, theclearanceMajeed Memon, did the job.
Swamy, however, said if Chairman of a parliamentary committee is being investigated by CBI, he should not take up the post.
As Congress members protested, the BJP member said the former finance minister was being investigated the clearance he gave to Malaysian firm Maxis to buy 100 per cent of Aircel.