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Chidambaram mocks PM for his remark on National Herald case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Former minister and P Chidambaram on Wednesday took a jibe at for his latest remarks on Herald case and stated that "whoever has briefed on the proceedings in the yesterday in the Income-tax cases, deserves to be sacked."

Chidambaram was reacting to the prime minister's comments, which he made at an election rally in Sumerpur. "We won in the on Tuesday. The apex court said that the has the right to reassess the income tax returns of and Rahul Gandhi," had said.

The hit back at the Prime Minister, saying, "If nobody briefed him and it was the Prime Minister's own conclusion that he had "won" in the Supreme Court, the government deserves to be thrown out."

Prime Minister was referring to the court case against Rahul Gandhi, his mother and other Congress leaders, alleging them of misusing party funds to buy a firm that published Herald newspaper.

The on Tuesday gave green signal to the to reopen the tax assessment of Rahul and for 2011-12 in connection with Herald case.

A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri, however, restrained the I-T department from implementing its order in the proceedings against Rahul and his mother Sonia till the pendency of the matter before the court.

In his election rally, right after the top court's nod, Prime Minister Modi had said, "No one had ever thought that a 'chaiwala' will bring down a party that ruled for four generations in the county. I have taken them to the court and they had to seek bail in the cases related to their acts of corruption.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 16:17 IST