Days ago Mr DK Shivakumar had made the Congress leaders proud by hoarding black money. Though he showed every sign of being a biggest corrupt leader of Congress, for the time being some else is leading ahead of DK Shivakumar. Yes, a normal calculator isn’t enough to calculate the worth of benami properties of this leader and his name is Mr P Chidambaram.
Chidambaram has bank accounts in more than 14 countries
The former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his family members possess bank accounts in more than 14 nations and this was revealed by Dr Subramanian Swamy but the media decided not to focus on this. Son of Chidambaram, Mr Karthi Chidambaram and his company possess 21 bank accounts including an account in England’s Metro Bank, Singapore’s OCBC bank and many more. These were revealed after Income Tax and Enforcement directory raids conducted recently on his family.
Chidambaram, the owner of more than Rs 10,000 crores of Benami property
The report states that Chidambaram family holds properties worth thousands of crores, maybe more in India in benami names.
Dr Swamy had even urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately order CBI and ED probes and attach the over Rs 10,000-crore worth assets acquired abroad by former Finance Minister’s family.
The Income Tax which seized the hard disks from Karti’s companies found that Chidambaram, wife Nalini Chidambaram, son Karti and his wife Srinidhi, had in 2008 jointly purchased a property and a big palatial house in Cambridge town in UK.
As per the seized Income Tax documents, the property bought by Chidambaram and family is at: 5, Holben Close, Cambridge, U.K. CB237AQ. This huge property and home was purchased from Edmund Suley Holt and Heather Holt, and the money for the purchase was drawn from Karti’s personal account in London’s Metro Bank account number 16714313.
Why didn’t Chidambaram declare all these properties in affidavits? Was he scared of getting caught?
Chidambaram never declared this property in any of his mandatory affidavits as candidate for elections to Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or as MP or Minister.
Swamy also brought out the details of agreement signed by Russian Bank Nazprom with Karti’s firm Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ASCPL). As per the agreement, Karti’s firm will get five per cent commission from the Russain bank for its transactions with Indian Overseas Bank. This is a clear case of corruption as the deal was signed when Chidambaram was Finance Minister, said Swamy
10 years of UPA rule proved a jackpot to Chidambaram?
Even though Manmohan Singh was silent, his ministers compensated to his silent. Chidambaram is one among them as he used all his powers to illegally grant licnese to various projects of his family. He also got huge kickbacks in various projects and when someone exposed it, they call it as “Vendetta politics”