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I am deeply concerned about the economy, says P Chidambaram

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I am deeply concerned about the economy, says P Chidambaram

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram, who is in Tihar jail after being arrested in connection with INX Media case, tweeted his concern about the Indian economy.

Criticizing Modi government, the Congress leader tweeted, "I am deeply concerned about the economy. The poor are the worst affected. Lower incomes, fewer jobs, less trade and lower investment affect the poor and the middle class. Where is the plan to get the country out of this decline and gloom?"

In another tweet, he also wrote, "Thank you all for your support. I must say I am amazed by the capacity of the poor (who I have had the chance to meet and interact with over the last few days) to distinguish between justice and injustice."

Chidambaram was arrested on August 21 by CBI in the INX Media corruption and money-laundering case. The Congress leader is lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail under judicial custody.

Former media baron Indrani Mukerjea had recorded her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, claiming she and her husband met Chidambaram at the latter's office in Delhi's North Block when he was the finance minister.

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