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Sitharaman to be I-T department lawyer, taunts Chidambaram

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Hitting back at after her "Sharif moment" comment, former Union taunted that the "buzz in Delhi" was that Sitharaman was soon going to be appointed a for the

"The buzz in is that Sitharaman will be removed as and appointed as of the Welcome to the bar, Sitharaman," tweeted Chidambaram, a himself.

Hours earlier, Sitharaman told the media that Chidambaram and his family were under the scanner for not declaring their assets and incomes in foreign countries and added that it was the "Sharif moment" for the party.

Pakistan's former Sharif has been barred from holding public office for life by that country's for not disclosing assets held abroad.

Sitharaman wondered if would follow suit in Chidambaram's case.

Chidambaram also took a jibe at (BJP) Amit Shah, saying the of "the richest political party in India" was "dreaming of billions of dollars".

"Bring the money back (from foreign undeclared bank accounts) and put Rs 15 lakh in the account of every Indian as you promised," Chidambaram said.

Shah tweeted earlier that under the Black Money Act, four chargesheets had been filed against Chidambaram and his family for "possessing and operating several illegal assets and accounts in foreign countries".

"The estimates illegal assets held by UPA's to be to the tune of $3 billion. This explains why despite Supreme Court's orders, Sonia Gandhi, former and then dragged their feet on formation of SIT... how could they indict their own selves?" Shah tweeted.

He said the formation of a to track and curb the black money was one of the first decisions taken by the



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 20:22 IST