While the senior leader P Chidambaram is fighting for a bail, here’s a list of a few Congressmen including Sonia Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor who are out on bail.
Bengaluru: While the fate of former Union minister P Chidambaram hangs in the balance, there are other Congress leaders who are out on bail. Here’s a list.
1. Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi
The chairperson of United Progressive Alliance and incumbent president of Congress Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, the former Congress president are accused in the National Herald case. The two are accused of minting money from an enterprise called National Herald (a newspaper) which had become defunct by 2008. Another Congress luminary Motilal Vora is also an accused in the case.
2. Shashi Tharoor
One of the most popular figures in the Indian National Congress, he has made a niche for himself with his flamboyance and panache for words. But on the contrary, he finds himself in soup in relation to wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death. He has been accused by Delhi Police of torturing his wife and abetting her suicide. Presently, he is out on bail. Incidentally, an arrest warrant has also been issued against him by a Kolkata court for his ‘Hindu Pakistan’ comment.
3. Karti Chidambaram
While his father P Chidambaram is in the custody of the CBI, his son Karti is out on bail in the Aircel-Maxis scam. In the INX media case, Indrani Mukerjea and hubby Peter Mukerjea, have deposed before the CBI Chidambaram asked them to help out Karti Chidambaram in his business.
Other Congress leaders who are facing legal issues are former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh (amassing wealth disproportionately), Sam Pitroda, Oscar Fernandes, Raj Babbar, Navjot Singh Sidhu and even Digivijaya Singh (who finds himself embroiled in Vyapam Scam and a defamation suit filed by senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari).
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Last Updated Aug 22, 2019, 5:15 PM IST