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Chidambaram must step down as Chairman of Parliamentary panel, says Subramanian Swamy

Swamy raised the issue through a point of order afterDeputy Chairman P J Kurien called Chidambaram to lay on the table, a copy of the panel's report on border security.


  |  Updated On : April 11, 2017 05:36 PM
Congress leader P Chidambaram should step down, says Swamy

Congress leader P Chidambaram should step down, says Swamy

New Delhi :  

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday asserted that senior Congress leader P Chidambaram should step down as Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs as he was being "investigated" by the Central Bureau of Investigation. 

Swamy raised the issue through a point of order after Deputy Chairman P J Kurien called Chidambaram to lay on the table, a copy of the panel's report on border security.     

As Chidambaram was not present, another committee member, theclearanceMajeed Memon, did the job.     

Swamy, however, said if Chairman of a parliamentary committee is being investigated by CBI, he should not take up the post. 

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First Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 05:10 PM
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