Social Media gets filled with memes on P Chidambaram and Amit Shah

For some social media users, on August 21, the arrest of P Chidambaram in connection with the case of INX Media brought back memories of the detention of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

By the way, when Shah was detained in July 2010 for his supposed participation in a fake encounter case, Chidambaram was the Union Home Minister. He was subsequently cleared of these allegations.

Chidambaram was arrested after Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials dramatically scaled walls of the former union minister’s residence in New Delhi’s Jor Bagh locality. On previous occasions, Chidambaram sought and secured protection from arrest in the case, but on Tuesday, the Delhi High Court made some stinging remarks about his role in the case. In dismissing his plea, the high tribunal used phrases such as “kingpin” and “main conspirator” for Chidambaram.

The Congress called the CBI movement against Chidambaram— who has been the most strong minister in the ten-year UPA regime holding home and finance portfolios among others— as a political feud. It’s the same charge that the BJP raised against Manmohan Singh’s congress-led UPA government about ten years ago.

Soon after the arrest of Chidambaram, Twitter poured in articles comparing his detention with that of Shah. Netizen’s shared pictures of shah and Chidambaram arrest by saying “Karma gives you back“.


The Chidambaram also came under the scanner of researching organizations in the Rs. 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal, involving the clearance of $800 million in foreign investment reportedly in return for kickbacks given to the business in 2006. While consent was anticipated from a Prime Minister-led commission, it came from the finance ministry illegally, the CBI said.

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