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Sonia, Manmohan reach Tihar to meet Chidambaram
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Sonia, Manmohan reach Tihar to meet Chidambaram
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New Delhi, Sep 23 (TIWN) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday arrived at Tihar jail here to meet former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who has been imprisoned since September 5 in INX Media related case.

The visit is designed to show the party’s complete backing for the former finance minister who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the INX Media case.  Jail officers said Gandhi and Singh reached Tihar at around 9 am and went directly to jail number 7 where they spoke to Chidambaram for about half an hour. They said they were informed of the former prime minister and the Congress President’s visit only in the morning. The two may have come early to ensure that security restrictions and protocol do not come in the way of other prisoners meeting their families inside prison.  Chidambaram, who the Congress says was being targeted because of political vendetta, was remanded in judicial custody earlier this month after being grilled by the agency for nearly a fortnight.

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