In a gesture mocking the BJP govt, P Chidambaram signalled “5%” indicating towards the latest GDP figure, while he was being escorted out of the Supreme Court.
New Delhi| Even after a harsh day in Supreme Court, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram didn’t seem bothered as he mocked the Modi govt over an economic slowdown. In a gesture mocking the BJP govt, he signalled “5%” indicating towards the latest GDP figure.
While he was being escorted out of the Supreme Court hearing, a reporter standing nearby asked him to comment over his days in the CBI custody. But instead of answering the question, P Chidambaram signalled a hand gesture showing his palm. He further said, “5%”. As the journalist asked what did it indicate, Chidambaram sarcastically questioned what did he think it meant. When the journalist asked whether he meant GDP, he smiled and walked away.
A video of this incident is being shared on social media. The video was also shared by his son Karti Chidambaram who is also accused in the INX Media case.