Cong leader P Chidambaram corners PM Modi over 'pakoda' remark

Cong leader P Chidambaram corners PM Modi over 'pakoda' remark

Cong leader P Chidambaram corners PM Modi over 'pakoda' remark

According to reports, the former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said, "It's all happening in one sector-jewellery, key players seem to have come from one state-Gujarat".

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is suggesting to sell "pakodas" as jobs because there is a dearth of employment opportunity in the country. I think we failed to treat a business problem as a business problem. "That is like adding salt to wounds", he said while addressing an event in Bengaluru.

The 77-page report on the 2G spectrum allocation "scam" was arguably one of the biggest dents in UPAs armour and was one of the biggest factors leading to the anti-incumbency against the UPA in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

P Chidambaram's remarks have come in regard to a massive bank fraud case involving the Punjab National Bank (PNB), diamond tycoon Nirav Modi and the total cost of the scam amounts almost Rs 12,000 crore. It's not happening across other sectors and states. Chidambaram further added, "obviously, people have been helped at some level". He said that the government would continue to be in denial unless people start asking hard questions. "Were they being assisted by someone, " he asked.

The senior Congress Party leader, while speaking at the launch of his book titled "Speaking Truth to Power" here, said, "We should begin to ask hard questions".

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