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What Chidambaram said during press conference at Congress HQs

In a dramatic development, former union minister P Chidambaram appeared at All India Congress Committee on Wednesday evening and held a press conference. He read out a written statement for about six minutes before leaving the venue of the press conference without taking any questions.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 21, 2019 22:28 IST
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P Chidambaram Press Conference

n a dramatic development, former union minister P Chidambaram appeared at All India Congress Committee on Wednesday evening and held a press conference. He read out a written statement for about six minutes before leaving the venue of the press conference without taking any questions.

Here is what Chidambaram said in the press conference

  • I believe that the foundation of democracy is liberty.
  • I am not an accused in INX Media case. There is no charge sheet filed by ED or CBI before any competent court. Yet there is a widespread impression that grave offences have been committed and that my son and I have committed those offences. These are lies spread by pathological liars.
  • I was aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law.
  • I was with my lawyers the whole day following Supreme Court proceedings.
  • I will abide by the law. Investigating agencies should also have to abide by the law.
  • If I am asked to choose between life and liberty, I will unhesitatingly choose liberty.
  • "Respect for law can mean only one thing, wait for Supreme Court justice on Friday"
  • "Until Friday and beyond, let's hope the lamp of liberty will shine bright and illuminate the whole country"

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Watch the full press conference below

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