BJP’s ‘Nawaz Sharif moment’ charge: Chidambaram says Sitharaman may be removed as Defence Minister, Amit Shah dreaming of billions

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has hit back at the BJP after the party termed the I-T investigation against his family as Congress Nawaz Sharif moment. Addressing a press conference, senior party leader and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman slammed the Congress over charge sheets filed against former Union finance minister P Chidambarams family. She wondered if this was the Congress partys Nawaz Sharif moment. Sitharaman had said, I am wondering if for Congress party in India, we are seeing the Nawaz Sharif moment. The defence minister was referring to a decision made by a Pakistani court which unseated countrys then prime minister Nawaz Sharif over non-disclosure of assets and income earned abroad. Hitting back at Sitharaman, Chidambaram quipped that the former will be removed as the Defence minister of the country soon. Welcome to the bar, Ms Sitaraman, Chidambaram targeted Shah in another tweet, The charges were framed for alleged non-disclosure of their foreign assets. Sitharaman further took a jibe at the Congress and asked if party chief Rahul Gandhi would investigate the issue involving the former Union finance minister. Shitharaman said that Gandhi, who is also out on bail in a case involving financial transactions, should break his silence and tell the entire party and people of India whether he is going to investigate the issue or not. Stressing on steps taken by the BJP government to eradicate corruption, Sitharaman pointed out that the law on black money was brought in by the Modi government because it had pledged to fight black money held in India and abroad. The alleged undisclosed property by Chidambarams family includes immovable assets at Barton, Cambridge, UK, worth Rs 5.37 crore, a property worth Rs 80 lakh in the same country and assets worth Rs 3.28 crore in the US.