Withing hours of CBI raid at Stalin's residence in Chennai on Thursday, March 21, Chidambaram intervened into the matter and asked the investigative agency to call off their raid.
Criticising the CBI raid, the finance minister said, "In this case I have to say that I strongly disapprove of the action. This action will be misunderstood."
Meanwhile, UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi too slammed the concerned minister for the raid V Narayanasamy.
According to CBI officials, the sudden raid was carried out as they were searching for a car on the complaint of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). However, the raid, which was started at 6:00 am, was called off in midway as the officials left Stalin's house around 10:00 am.
One of the illegally imported cars is allegedly being used by Stalin's son, reports said. DMK said the raids a "political vendetta".
It is believed that with the CBI raid, the Congress had tried to take revenge on DMK which has broken its alliance with UPA government over US resolution against Sri Lanka regarding atrocities on Tamils.
"One can understand how the Congress government is working, how are they behaving. This is only political vendetta. Let the CBI do anything, we don't bother. One has to understand how the Congress has stooped down to this level," said DMK MP TR Baalu.
Meanwhile, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi was quoted as saying, "I don't want to speculate if central ministers have said they were not aware of raids. Political vendetta happens not only in Centre, but state also."