Prime News, National, New Delhi, May 17:- Continuing his tirade against former finance minister P Chidambaram, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday termed the former as the personal ‘money launderer’ for Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Reiterating his statement, Swamy said the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approvals were given by Chidambaram to benefit his son.
“As far as Chidambaram is concerned, he is perhaps the most corrupt. He has also been the money launderer for Sonia Gandhi. He has flouted every law for which he took oath of office to uphold. The FIPB approvals were given because it suited his son for getting a bribe. Such people have to be prosecuted so that in future, such ministers don’t do such things,” Swamy told ANI here, adding that at least 16 of the FIPB clearances clearly indicate Chidambaram as having deliberately done an illegal act to benefit his son.
Swamy also accused few Finance Ministry officials to be pro-Chidambaram, saying that he had also opposed their appointment but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley insisted on keeping them.
Countering Chidambaram’s ‘Government trying to suppress my voice through raids’ argument, Swamy mocked at his profession as a lawyer, adding that he is only giving himself wrong airs.
“What voice does he have? He is not an intellectual as he writes research articles. His performance as a lawyer is only coming to get stay orders. This voice business is only giving him airs without any reason. We have no interest in his writing,” he said.
“Why is he fretting and fuming and condemning the government. Come and prove that there is no substance and ingredients of the offence,” he added.
-(NGB, Inputs: ANI)