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Opposition Sees Bid to Deflect Attention

Chidambaram’s son Karti’s alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis case on Tuesday disrupted both Houses of Parliament as AIADMK members launched a scathing attack on the duo.

Published: 02nd March 2016 03:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2016 03:21 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Former Union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti’s alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis case on Tuesday disrupted both Houses of Parliament as AIADMK members launched a scathing attack on the duo.

Leader of Opposition in the RS Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the agitation was “organised” by Treasury Benches to deflect attention from other issues.

A call attention motion on inflammatory speeches made by a Union minister violating the Constitution and oath of office could not be taken up due to noisy protests.

When the House reassembled at 2 pm after three adjournments, Lok Sabha  Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed AIADMK leader P Venugopal to speak on the issue.

He demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement on the issue. His allegations that former ministers had made crores evoked sharp protests from the Congress.

The investigation agencies are said to be probing deals by Karti’s company Advantage Strategic Consulting which was involved in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Most financial transactions were reportedly done by the company’s Singapore-based subsidiary Advantage.



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