Chennai: BJP state president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan taunted Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram over the chargesheets filed against his family members, saying “recounting victory fame PC didn’t count his investments abroad.”
Referring to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe at Mr. Chidambaram as the “recounting minister” Dr. Tamilisai on Sunday tweeted: “Counting! counting! recounted victory fame PC didn’t count his investments abroad ? For IT disclosure. Shame ex-FM you clarify your black money first. why your family is hiding behind reading laws in between lines? @BJP4India @BJP4TamilNadu.”
The former FM did not disclose the investments to tax authority, thus violating the black money law, which was brought by the Narendra Modi government as part of a drive against black money and to prosecute those Indians who have secretly stashed illicit wealth abroad, she said.
Dr. Tamilisai’s sarcastic comments close on the heels of Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who took a dig at the Congress over chargesheets filed against Mr. Chidambaram’s family. Mrs. Sitharaman wondered if this was the Congress party’s “Nawaz Sharif moment”.
The Income Tax department on May 11 filed chargesheets against Chidambaram’s wife Nalini, son Karti, daughter-in-law Srinidhi and a firm under the Black Money Act for allegedly not disclosing their foreign assets.
Meanwhile, turning to the Sterlite’s copper smelter plant in Tuticorin district in the State, Dr. Tamilisai claimed that only the Supreme Court could intervene in the case, and order its closure if it really caused pollution....