P. Chidambaram gets rib fractured in police action on Congress protest

New Delhi, June 14 (KMS): Senior Congress leader and former Indian Minister P Chidambaram suffered a fracture in his left rib after he was pushed away by Delhi Police during the party’s protest in support of Rahul Gandhi who was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the National Herald case.

The Congress party organised a ‘Satyagrah’ [civil disobedience] march against the Modi government and in support of Gandhi across India in which many party leaders were detained during the day by the police.

Chidambaram has consulted a doctor who advised him to take rest and medication.

Notably, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, along with other top Congress party colleagues Adhir Ranjan Chaudhari and K C Venugopal were among those detained as party leader Rahul Gandhi arrived at the Enforcement Directorate office in New Delhi on Monday for questioning in the National Herald money laundering case.

Rahul Gandhi was summoned by the ED to join the investigation on June 13.
He was earlier summoned to join the investigation but he was out of the country and later he was given a fresh date of June 13 to join the probe.

On Friday the ED also issued a fresh summons to Sonia Gandhi asking her to appear on June 23 for questioning in connection with the National Herald money laundering case.