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RS MP Rajiv Chandrasekhar hits out at Chidambaram

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

BJP's nominee Rajeev Chandrasekhar today hit out at senior P Chidambaram for "blatant attempt" to rewrite the history of the after failing to act on CAG reports on coal and 2G scams.

"It is a blatant attempt to rewrite his (Chidambaram) government's history, which was plagued by several scams including 2G and Common Wealth Games scams, besides coal scam," he told here.

Chandrasekhar, who was an independent member, today joined the BJP, a day after the party nominated him as its candidate for the March 23 polls to fill four seats to the of Parliament from

At the launch of his book 'Speaking Truth To Power' here yesterday, Chidambaram had said the CAG report on telecom was a "gross exaggeration" and people failed to treat "a business problem as a business problem and find business solution."

Chidambaram was wrong in trying to make people believe that it was a private dispute, Chandrasekhar said.

As long as it involves public money and assets, it does not amount to a business dispute, he said.

Chandrasekhar said Chidambaram and his "elite company," including Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Kapil Sibal, tried to spin different kinds of theories and yarns about 2G and coal scams, but the had intervened and cancelled all licenses.

To call the then CAG Vinod Rai, who was appointed during the tenure of UPA government, as someone bad, cannot be digested, the said.

"If they (UPA) think Mr is such a bad person, then how did they appoint him as CAG? How did they appoint him as (banking) under Chidambaram's dispensation," he asked.

Chidambaram also had said telecom and power sectors have contributed to NPA problem more than anything else due to the malicious twist given to UPA governments' policies governing them.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:10 IST