New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday (August 21) came in support of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and slammed the Central government.

Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader said that the senior party leader was being "hunted down" for speaking the truth.

In a tweet, Priyanka said, "An extremely qualified and respected member of the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram Ji has served our nation with loyalty for decades including as finance minister and home minister. He unhesitatingly speaks truth to power and exposes the failures of this government."


The Congress leader further said that Chidambaram was being targeted "since truth is inconvenient to cowards so he is being shamefully hunted down".

Gandhi also said that the party would stand by Chidambaram. "We stand by him and will continue to fight for the truth no matter what the consequences are," she said.

Priyanka's support to Chidambaram came a day after the Delhi high court rejected to grant him any protection from arrest in the INX media case.

Just hours after the rejection of Chidambaram's anticipatory bail application, a team of CBI officials reached his Jor Bagh residence in Delhi around 6:45 pm only to find Chidambaram missing.

Teams of both agencies continue to search for Chidambaram. However, he has not been arrested so far.

Chidambaram's legal team, led by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, approached the Registrar (Judicial) of the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing. It was asked to mention the matter before the appropriate bench on Wednesday morning (August 21).