28 February, New Delhi
No sooner the news of arrest of Karti Chidambaram went viral on social network and television channels, netizens, including politicians, took to the micro blogging site commenting on the episode.
Eminent lawyer and founder of Swaraj Abhiyan Prashant Bhushan tweeted, saying there was “no justification” to arrest Karti Chidambaram.
“Though CBI may have evidence against Karti Chidambaram, yet there’s no justification to arrest him during investigation, without a charge sheet, since there is no danger of his fleeing the country. This show, while big fish like NiMo, MehulBhai & Mallya are allowed to loot & scoot,” he tweeted.
BJP Karnataka general secretary C T Ravi of course differed with him and wrote in the micro blogging site: “CBI arresting Karti Chidambaram is a welcome step in the right direction in the fight against corruption by Congress. Close friends and associates of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi who looted and plundered the nation will finally answer the citizens for their misdeeds”. One Ankit Jain describing himself as ‘jobless and expert on everything’ also tweeted: “CBI says Karti Chidambaram was not cooperating in probe that’s why they arrested them. Now that they have a water tight case against him. Ab Dangal Hoga”.
Another net savvy citizen Ramesh Srivats writes punctuating his comment with sarcasm about media coverage: “Karti Chidambaram arrested. Oho! Now, all the TV channels will be selling their bathtubs and wine glasses, and buying handcuffs and sun-glasses”.
“India is acting too slow. Need to book at least top-100 of the most corrupt politicians and hang them after fast trials! They are responsible for keeping 500 million Indians in poverty!,” tweeted Porinju Veliyath, CEO of Equity Intelligence of India.