Taking an apparent dig at former finance minister P Chidambaram while underscoring his government’s resolve to rein in corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said, “some corrupt people have already been put in their place (jail).”
“We pledge to rein in corruption, fight for the rights of Muslim sisters and root out terrorism. Some corrupt people have already been put in their place (jail). Those who thought they are above the law are now approaching courts for bail,” PTI quoted PM Modi as saying while addressing a public meeting in Ranchi.
The former home minister and Congress veteran is presently lodged in Tihar jail till September 19 in relation with the INX Media case. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance granted when Chidambaram was Union finance minister.