New Delhi, Aug 21 : Terming the arrest of senior party leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram in the INX media case as witch-hunting and abuse of CBI and ED by Modi Government, Congress on Wednesday said 'Democracy stands dead in the hands of the BJP'. 'The shameless witch-hunt & unheard of abuse of CBI/ED by Modi Govt 2.0 is playing on every TV screen in India.
It’s a sham and shame that democracy stands dead in the hands of the BJP,'AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala said. The statement came after the CBI arrested Mr Chidambaram from his residence for his alleged involvement in the INX media case.
The CBI action comes after Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejected Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea in the case. The congress leader approached the Supreme Court but it refused to grant him an urgent hearing in the matter.UNI