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Congress veteran P Chidambaram heckled in court for defending Bengal govt P Chidambaram

Congress veteran P Chidambaram heckled in court for defending Bengal govt

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 May 2022, 10:44 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Veteran Congress leader and senior advocate P Chidambaram had to face protests from lawyers and party supporters at the Calcutta High Court as he defended a move by the Bengal government.

The case he defended was initiated by state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury, who challenged the Trinamool Congress government's sale of Metro Dairy shares to agro-processing firm Keventer.

The protesters, mainly lawyers who claimed to support the Congress, accused Chidambaram of "toying with the sentiments of the party".

Videos from the spot showed lawyers following Chidambaram, berating "leadership like this that is responsible" for the Congress's downward spiral.

 

"Chidambaram go back" slogans were also heard.

Adhir Chowdhury, who is known for a bitter political rivalry with Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, had filed a petition before the court, seeking an investigation into the sale, which he alleged was done at a "throwaway price".

Chidambaram was representing the private firm.