PM brushes aside opposition attack on Chidambaram

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday appeared to reject the opposition criticism of Home Minister P Chidambaram.

Updated: Dec 17, 2011, 19:22 PM IST

On Board PM`s Special Aircraft: Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday appeared to reject the
opposition criticism of Home Minister P Chidambaram who is in
the line of fire for alleged favours to a former client of
his.

"I became aware of this problem as I was leaving for
Moscow. I have seen the newspapers and I have also seen the
statement issued by the Hon`ble Home Minister but I haven`t
had the opportunity to talk to him," he told reporters on his
way back from Moscow.

"But his statement is there for anybody to see and he
(Chidambaram) said that he is not guilty of the type of blame
that is being sought to be place on his shoulder," Singh
said.

The Prime Minister was asked about allegations against
Chidambaram that he had helped a Delhi hotelier, a former
client of his, in getting some cases of forgery and cheating
withdrawn, criticism in the media and whether he has spoken to
the Home Minister.

PTI