Former Union Minister P Chidambaram arrest: How Tamil Nadu leaders reacted
Leaders from Tamil Nadu have reacted to the late-night arrest of former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday, with the DMK calling it an act of political vendetta. The AIADMK, meanwhile, has expressed its wish that the law be allowed to do its job. Chidambaram was arrested amidst high drama on Wednesday night with officials of the CBI scaling the walls of his home and whisking him away in a car sometime later. Congress cadre staged a demonstration before the Jor Bagh residence of the senior party leader who had returned home after a press conference at the AICC headquarters.
Calling it political vendetta, DMK chief and Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu MK Stalin said, “I have clearly come to know that these events are happening for political vendetta. P Chidambaram is a legal expert. Therefore, he will definitely face this legally.”
VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan said the arrest was motivated by the intention to undermine the Congress. “This is an act of vengeance. By deliberately arresting P Chidambaram, the senior Congress leader, they have undertaken a political act to weaken and undermine the Congress. By going through the back entrance, scaling the walls and breaking his door, they have carried out an act that humiliates democracy and the rule of law. VCK strongly condemns this act by the BJP,” he said.