Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. File photo/ANI
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. File photo/ANI

INX Media case: Kiren Rijiju dismisses Congress allegations of 'vendetta politics'

ANI | Updated: Aug 21, 2019 16:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday dismissed Congress party's accusations that the Centre is doing vendetta politics after Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a lookout notice against P Chidambaram in the INX media case.
"Bharatiya Janata Party has no involvement in the matter. Action will be taken against whoever indulges in the corruptions. From where does party politics come in? He (Chidambaram) should co-operate with the authorities," Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said.
BJP leader Satya Pal Singh also quashed Congress party's allegations and urged Chidambaram to respect the Delhi High Court's order.
"There is no involvement of the party and it is strictly a matter of the government. Being a former Union Home Minister and a lawyer, he should respect the court's order," Satya Pal Singh said.
On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court had dismissed Chidambaram's anticipatory bail pleas in cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with INX Media case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also issued a lookout notice against Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday evening shortly after teams of the agency and the CBI went to the former finance minister's residence but were unable to find him.
Earlier today, a Special Leave Petition was filed in Supreme Court by the Congress leader against the Delhi High Court order.
Chidambaram however, failed to get immediate relief from the apex court as the three-judge bench headed by Justice NV Ramana, hearing the petition, referred the case to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. (ANI)