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Rahul should expel Chidambaram from Cong: Uttarakhand CM

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

has asked to expel senior leader and former union P from the party, alleging that he and his family have stashed money abroad.

"did not give the information about 15 in foreign countries where the former and his family stashed away over three billion dollars. Will throw him out of the party?" told reporters here yesterday.

Rawat, a BJP leader, claimed that during the erstwhile UPA dispensation, the had issued an order to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) on black money stashed aboard, but the then government did not set it up to shield the corrupt.

Drawing a comparison between UPA and the current NDA dispensation at the Centre, he said the constituted the SIT at the very first meeting of its cabinet.

"If the has even an iota of morality left in it, should expel from the party, " the said.

The on May 11 filed charge sheets against Chidambaram's wife Nalini, son Karti, and a firm under the Black Money Act for allegedly not disclosing their foreign assets.

Chidambaram, and and a firm linked to have been accused of not disclosing, either partly or fully, immovable assets such as one at Barton, Cambridge, UK, worth Rs 5.37 crore, property worth Rs 80 lakh in the same country and assets worth Rs 3.28 crore in the US.

The former minister's family members had said the charge sheets against them under the were "baseless allegations" as the overseas investments under question had been reflected in their I-T returns.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 16:30 IST