Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh (Image: PTI File)
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh visited the Tihar Jail and met P Chidambaram on Monday. Chidambaram is under judicial custody in connection with the INX media case. The two Congress leaders were accompanied by Karti Chidambaram, the former Finance minister's son. According to reports, Sonia and Manmohan arrived at Tihar jail at 8.45 AM and the meeting lasted for about half an hour.
Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 21. Chidambaram has been lodged in the Tihar Jail since September 5. Congress has maintained that Chidambaram's arrest is a witch hunt by the central government.
"My father and my family are extremely grateful to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former PM Dr Manmohan Singh for visiting him today and for extending their support. It's a big boost for us in this political fight," said Karti to ANI after the meeting.