Chidamabaram being 'shamefully hunted down' as truth incovenient to 'cowards': Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi also said that the Congress party stands by Chidambaram.

Published: 21st August 2019 10:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2019 10:26 AM   |  A+A-

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the government over the action of probe agencies against former finance minister P Chidambaram, alleging that he is being "hunted down" as he speaks the truth which is "inconvenient to cowards".

Priyanka Gandhi also said that the party stands by Chidambaram.

READ MORE | Chidambaram's legal team writes to CBI, asks not to take any coercive action till SC hearing

Her expression of strong support to Chidambaram, who has also been a home minister, came a day after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him any protection from arrest in the INX media case.

Hours after the High Court ruling, a team of CBI officers landed at Chidambaram's posh Jor Bagh residence to locate him, but left after not finding the senior Congress leader there.

"An extremely qualified and respected member of the Rajya Sabha, P Chidambaram ji has served our nation with loyalty for decades including as Finance Minister & Home Minister," Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet.

  "He unhesitatingly speaks truth to power and exposes the failures of this government, but the truth is inconvenient to cowards so he is being shamefully hunted down.

We stand by him and will continue to fight for the truth no matter what the consequences are," she said.

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