Congress

Granting Chidambaram bail -- a move that led to inevitable political ripples with the Congress welcoming it as truth prevailing at last and the BJP deriding the party for "celebrating corruption" -- the apex court also said Chidambaran could not speak to the media and should neither try to influence witnesses nor tamper with evidence.

The Congress on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to grant bail to senior party leader P Chidambaram in the INX-Media money laundering case, saying truth finally prevails.

Officials of the Income Tax and Excise department jointly carried out raids at the residence of Congress candidate from Ranebennur assembly segment K B Koliwad, drawing the ire of the party workers.

It is to be mentioned that Congress was also summoned in this regard by I-T department on November 4, but none of the leaders have responded to the summons as per now.

Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambarm on Tuesday took a dig at the BJP over its MP Nishikant Dubey's remarks that the GDP has no relevance, saying "God save India's economy".

The Centre last month replaced the SPG (Special Protection Group) cover of the family of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, assassinated by LTTE terrorists on May 21, 1991, with 'Z-plus' security provided by the Central Reserve Police Force.

It is to be mentioned that Devendra Fadnavis was made chief minister in Maharashtra last month for second consecutive term in a very secretive manner on November 23. 

Scindia, who lost from family stronghold Guna in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has been the target of rumours that he is unhappy in the party, though the Gwalior royal family scion himself has brushed them aside several times.