Karti Chidambaram refutes charges of anti-Congress comments
Slapped with a showcause notice from the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress, Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday rejected its charge that he made remarks against the party and its high command.
Chennai: Slapped with a showcause notice from the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress, Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday rejected its charge that he made remarks against the party and its high command.
"Let them point out how I had criticised the party or the high command," Karti told PTI reacting to the showcause notice sent by TNCC President E V K S Elangovan yesterday asking him to explain why he should not be expelled from the party.
In the notice sent a day after Karti made the remarks at a meeting of his supporters, Elangovan had said the former had criticised the party high command and thus 'put spokes' in the growth of Congress.
Stating that convening of the meeting tantamounted to breaking the unity of the party, he had asked Karti explain as to why he should not be expelled from the party.
Addressing his supporters, collectively named as 'G-67' a reference to those born after 1967, the year in which Congress lost power to the DMK in the state, Karti had also appreciated Prime Minister Modi for his "political knowledge."
"Whether you like it or not..I don't like..[still] you have to appreciate his political knowledge," he had said noting how he went on capture power at the Centre by astutely projecting himself.
Tracing the Congress's party performance since post independence period, when the party was able to post victory after victory, he said "the times have now changed."
"You cannot win only by talking about our achievements and sacrifices," Karti had said, which was seen as a criticism against projecting veteran leader K Kamaraj.
Stating that certain "bitter truths" needed to debated he said it was not possible to win polls without projecting a face before the people.
"We need to tell the people who our Chief Ministerial candidate is. The Communists too will not be able to win as they don't project a face," he said and added how Kiran Bedi and Kejriwal had dominated the political space in Delhi polls.