Kolkata: Congress lawyers protested against former Union Finance Minister and senior advocate P Chidambaram on Wednesday for representing agro-processing firm Keventer outside High Court and also for questioning in favor of Trinamool Congress.
Congress lawyer Kaustuv Bagchi said that at a time when Congress workers are allegedly being heckled by Trinamool Congress, the former Union Finance Minister is questioning on behalf of Trinamool Congress in the division bench of chief Justice.
“Everyone is aware of the atrocities and violence against the Congress leaders and workers by the ruling Trinamool Congress. P Chidambaram is a member of Congress working committee so how can he question against the Congress at Calcutta High Court in a case filed by Congress state president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. He should not step inside the court over this case again,” said Bagchi.
#WATCH | Congress leader & advocate P Chidambaram faced protest by lawyers of Congress Cell at Calcutta HC where he was present in connection with a legal matter. They shouted slogans, showed him black robes & called him a TMC sympathiser & responsible for party's poor show in WB pic.twitter.com/SlH4QgbJSn— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2022
The Congress leader also alleged that Chidambaram is playing with the sentiment of the Congress.
“There is serious misappropriation of funds during the sale of shares of Metro Dairy to the private company. Chidambaram should have sided with the Congress leader and workers,” further mentioned the Congress lawyer.
State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the ‘Go Back’ slogan to P Chidambaram outside the Calcutta High Court premises is the ‘natural’ reaction of the Congress workers present at the court.
“I have heard that some Congress supporters present at Calcutta High Court protested. Though it was the natural reaction but in the professional life no one can dictate terms,” said Chowdhury.
However, no reaction was given by Chirdambaram.