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Modi government can't silence my voice, says Chidambaram

Senior Congress Leader P Chidamabaram Accused The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Of Making 'baseless' Allegations Against His Son Karti, Saying The Modi Government Cannot Silence His Voice.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Apr 2017, 12:02:17 AM
P Chidamabaram (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Modi government cannot silence his voice, said senior Congress leader P Chidamabaram on Monday who accused the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of making "baseless" and "ridiculous" allegations against his son Karti. 

The former Union Minister said the ED has a habit of "recycling allegations" from time to time.

"Today's press release by the ED is another example. The allegations in the press release are baseless, totally false and ridiculous", he said in a statement.

His comments came after the ED said it has issued a showcause notice to Karti and a firm purportedly linked to him for alleged violation of FEMA to the tune of Rs 45 crore.

Read more: Enforcement Directorate issues notice to Karti, Chennai health firm in FEMA case 

"No notice has been served upon Karti Chidambaram so far. If a notice is received, a suitable reply will be sent.

"By targeting Karti Chidambaram with baseless notices, the government cannot silence my voice or stop my writing", said Chidambaram, who served as Finance and Home Minister in UPA regime.

In a statement, the ED on Monday said a show cause notice has been issued to Ms Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited, its directors and also to Karti "who appears to be the controller and ultimate beneficiary in these transactions". 

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First Published : 17 Apr 2017, 11:34:00 PM