Chidambaram flays ‘power grab’

Chidambaram flays ‘power grab’


Congress's P Chidambaram tweeted on the Maharashtra political situation on Wednesday  morning, calling it an 'egregious violation of the Constitution'. The party veteran was unsparing in his criticism of the ruling BJP's attempted power grab and hit out at Devendra Fadnavis's secretive oath-taking ceremony.

The former Union Minister's tweet came shortly after party leaders,Ms. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Mr. Rahul Gandhi, visited him in Delhi's Tihar Jail, where he has been held for nearly 100 days now in connection with the INX Media case.

'What will remain in memory of Constitution Day 2019 is the most egregious violation of the Constitution in Maharashtra between November 23 and November 26, 2019,' Mr Chidambaram said.

'It was an assault on the office of Rasthrapathi (President) to wake him up at 4 am to sign an order revoking President's Rule. Why could it not have waited until 9 am?' he asked.