#HBDPChidambaram: Twitterati wish Chidambaram on his 74th birthday
New Delhi, Sep 16: Former finance minister P Chidambaram who is currently in Tihar Jail as the Delhi High Court directed CBI to file its status report on his bail plea in the INX Media corruption case within a week, turned 74 on Monday.
Chidambaram, who is in judicial custody till September 19 in the case, turned 74 on September 16 and the high court has fixed September 23 for further hearing his bail plea. Chidambaram will be produced before the trial court in the case on September 19.
Chidambaram, who was the Union home minister and the finance minister during the UPA rule from 2004 to 2014, was arrested by the CBI on August 21 from his Jor Bagh residence.
The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as the finance minister. Thereafter, the ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2017.
As he turned 74, his son Karti Chidambaram penned a letter apprising him of current affairs while taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government stating that "no 56!!! can stop" him.
"You are turning 74 today and no 56!!! can stop you. Although you have never been one for grand celebrations, and nowadays in the country, we seem to be making grand celebrations out of every little thing; your birthday is not the same without you with us. We miss you, your absence tugs at our hearts, and we wish you were back home to cut a cake with all of us," Karti wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, netizens also took to social media and wished him:
#HBDPChidambaram We are wishing our beloved leader who was the member of Consultative Committee constituted under the Punjab State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1987 pic.twitter.com/b7doOtvwJa— Sarwan (@Sarwan_96) September 16, 2019
#HBDPChidambaram We are wishing our beloved leader who served as the Union Cabinet Minister of Finance. He was additionally given charge of Company Affairs and Law & Justice 1996 to 1998. #HBDPChidambaram.— SaravanaMurthy (@saravana_msdian) September 16, 2019
I lost my father when i was 6 years old. We are 4 in our family. We struggled a lot to complete school education. If today me and brothers and sister are graduates it is because of the #educationloan introduced by thalaivar #PChidambaram. Thank you thalaivar ❤#HBDPChidambaram pic.twitter.com/BVel1rnFbj— #HBDPChidambaram (@VijayRamdoss_) September 16, 2019
Happy Birthday Sir @PChidambaram_IN— Amar Chouhan (@AMARONLY4INC) September 16, 2019
You are going through a tough time because of the #political_Vendetta. Your supporters and every Congressperson stands strongly with you.
This is testing time for the true congressis like you. Stay strong.#HBDPChidambaram pic.twitter.com/UnyzoLxAby