Soon after walking out of Tihar jail on Wednesday night, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram met party president Sonia Gandhi, and said he is happy to “breathe the air of freedom”.
Later after reaching his residence in Jor Bagh, he told the media that he was grateful to the Supreme Court for passing its order granting him bail. “I will address a press conference tomorrow (Thursday),” Chidambaram said adding the time would be intimated by the AICC. He is expected to address the media at the Congress party headquarters essentially on the state of the economy. Later, Chidambaram went into his residence from where he was arrested by CBI in a dramatic midnight arrest on August 21. He was accompanied from the jail by his son Karti while his wife Nalini waited for him inside their house.
While the CBi is probing the corruption case linked to the INX Media, the ED is investigating the money laundering case.
Earlier on Wednesday, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted they were glad Chidambaram had got bail. They also expressed confidence that he would come clean in the case. But BJP leaders commented that Chidambaram has not got a clean chit but only a bail in the case. The BJP also sarcastically said finally Chidambaram too joins the long list of “OOBC (Out On Bail Club)”. — With agency inputs