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P Chidambaram withdraws from Oxford debate to be by his son Karti

An observer described the former Indian finance minister as looking "extremely distraught"

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Senior Indian National Congress leader Palaniappan Chidambaram cancelled his engagements in England and returned to Delhi immediately after arriving at London’s Heathrow airport on Wednesday morning when he heard of his son Karti’s arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai the same morning. 

Chidambaram and his former Cabinet colleague Salman Khurshid travelled together. Among his engagements was a debate at the high profile Oxford Union on the motion “This House Regrets the Partition of India” on Thursday evening. An observer described the former Indian finance minister as looking “extremely distraught”. This was soon after he came to

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First Published: Feb 28 2018 | 10:36 PM IST

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