Bengaluru: The news of former finance minister P Chidambaram granting bail by the Supreme Court in the INX media must have come as a pleasant bit of news not just for the accused

Chidambaram who spent more than a 100 days in jail, but also to other Congressmen who were rallying behind him. 

Incidentally, Chidambaram happens to be the latest Congressman to be out on jail. 

Earlier today, Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson mocked such Congressmen and coined a new abbreviation ‘OOBC’ which, when expanded means, ‘Out on Bail Club’. 

The list is really long. Take a look. 


The list also features Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi, son-in-law Robert Vadra, Motilal Vohra, Bhupinder Hooda and Sashi Tharoor.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 4) granted bail to Congress leader P Chidambaram. He had appealed against the order of the Delhi high court that had dismissed his bail petition in the

INX Media case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He was gagged from talking to media.

A bench of justices R Banumathi, AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy pronounced the verdict.

On November 28, the top court had reserved the order on the petition filed by former finance minister Chidambaram, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail. The high court had, on November 15, dismissed his bail plea and observed that prima facie allegations against him were serious in nature and he played an "active and key role" in the offense.

Chidambaram sought bail in a case pertaining to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during his tenure as the finance minister.