Congress backs Chidambaram

Published: 08th June 2012 10:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2012 10:01 AM   |  A+A-

Defending Home Minister P Chidambaram, the Congress on Thursday rejected the demand of the Opposition for his resignation in the wake of the Madras High Court order.

 Maintaining that the Election Commission has declared Chidambaram as elected, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said the Home Minister has not lost the case. Singh said: “He has not lost the case and it has not got anything to do with his functioning as the Home Minister or as a person”.

  Referring to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s statement that Chidambaram should quit as his continuance in office will be a blot on democracy, Singh said that as far as Jayalalithaa is concerned, it is a political issue. “The Election Commission has declared Chidambaram as elected and that is it,” he added.

Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said: “The BJP should focus on the infighting inside the party and introspect rather than targeting Chidambaram.”

Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said that it was an election petition trial which is like a civil trial.  He said: “Should the Home Minister get a resignation printed because the BJP demands it on a daily basis or should he give it on the Internet?  The BJP wakes up in the morning and says that the Home Minister should resign. God knows how manytimes the Home Minister would have resigned had he accepted whatever the BJP said.”


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp