BJP Javadekar hits out at Chidambaram says

BJP Javadekar hits out at Chidambaram  says
BJP Javadekar hits out at Chidambaram  says

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday hit out at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram saying the former Union Minister violated bail conditions by claiming clear record.

Chidambaram violated bail conditions by claiming clear record as minister as case against him is about graft during his tenure, Prakash Javadekar said at a press conference on Thursday.

Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that the claim of Chidambaram, who was released on bail on Wednesday after spending 106 days in jail, amounted to "self- certification".

"When given bail, Chidambaram had said he will not make any public statement. He said my record as minister is clear. This is the case itself. This is self certification," Javadekar said.

The Supreme Court had asked the Congress leader not to speak about the case against him while ordering his release on bail. What he said is in violation of this condition, the BJP leader said.

The Union minister further said Congress leaders were scared. "Some are out on bail, they aren't freedom fighters," Javadekar said.

On former PM Manmohan Singh's statement on 1984 riots, Javadekar asked, "Manmohan Singh said during 1984 riots peace could've prevailed if Rao had called in the Army. That right is with PM. PM was Rajiv Gandhi. He has said when tree falls, earth shakes. If Rao was so bad, why were you in his Cabinet, Dr Singh?"