Let's see who buys BPCL, that will give a clue to where scandal lies: Chidambaram
New Delhi : Addressing a press conference on the very next day of his release from the Tihar Jail, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram targeted PM Modi and his leaders on several issues, including the slowdown of the economy.
He described the disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) as a "scandal".
While making his point on several issues, the leader on bail said that the Congress will oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill and also cleared that he stands with the JNU students who are protesting against the sudden fee hike by the administration.
However, he refused to make any comment over his involvement in the INX Media case, following the terms Supreme Court had placed while releasing him on bail from the Tihar Jail.
To a question over the government's plans to disinvest many Public Sector Units (PSUs) like BPCL, he said: "BPCL is a scandal. My colleague Jairam Ramesh pointed it out some months ago. By asking one PSU to buy another PSU is accounting manoeuvring. Government coffers are full and it doesn't make any difference to me, the organisation or the company or the economy. Let us see who buys BPCL, that will give a clue where the scandal lies."
Chidambaram was released on Wednesday evening after spending 106 days in connection with INX Media case. He was arrested on August 21 by the CBI from his residence after a 24-hour-long drama. He was also arrested by the ED in connection with the money laundering probe.