Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday accused the Congress of not taking any action against former finance minister P Chidambaram for allegedly failing to disclose foreign assets.
Addressing the media, Sitharaman said that the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who himself is out on bail on a financial matter, should certainly comment and tell people of India if he is going to investigate on Chidambaram’s not having disclosed income held abroad.
Calling it the “Nawaz Sharif moment” of the Congress Party, Sitharaman said that the alleged financial discrepancies can’t be overlooked by the party.
“For some time now, we have been hearing through the media that a lot of action by the Income Tax (IT) authorities against the former finance minister, P Chidambaram, and his family. We want to draw through the media, your attention and also the people of India’s attention, to the facts around it and put forth before you, if in India for the Congress party, this is the Nawaz Sharif moment. All of us are aware that in Pakistan due to a non-disclosure of assets held abroad, non-disclosure partly or fully of assets and income earned from abroad, the Pakistan Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif and the parallels cannot be missed out in this case,” she told reporters here.
Sitharaman further alleged Chidambaram of violating black money law, which was brought by Prime Min...