Chidambaram misused his office: Naidu

Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said that Home Minister P Chidambaram must resign over allegation of favouring a former client in criminal matter.

Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah
Naidu on Saturday said that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram must
resign over the allegation of favouring a former client in a
criminal matter, as it was "a clear case of misuse of office".

"Chidambaram should go... he definitely used his office
in withdrawing criminal proceedings against a businessman who
had been his client," Naidu said, talking to reporters here.
Dismissing the union government`s claim that Chidambaram
had no knowledge of the letter written by an officer in the
home ministry, Naidu read out the letter written by A K
Saxena, a director in the ministry, to Delhi government on May
9 this year, asking it to take urgent action for withdrawal of
prosecution.

Naidu said the officer had clearly mentioned in the
letter that "this has approval of the Union Home Minister".
How could an officer write a letter without the minister`s
knowledge, Naidu said.
Alleging that the union government as well as Chidambaram
were misleading the people, Naidu said that BJP would take
the issue to `its logical end`.

PTI

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