Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi today met P Chidambaram in Tihar Jail, where he has been lodged since 5 September in connection with the INX media case. The two Congress leaders were accompanied by Karti Chidambaram, the former Finance minister's son who is also a Lok Sabha MP. Chidambaram, who had asked his family to tweet on his behalf, said he was honoured that the two leaders visited him.
'I am honoured that Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh called on me today. As long as the @INCIndia party is strong and brave, I will also be strong and brave,' he tweeted. He also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 'Everything is fine in India' remark, saying, 'Bharat mai sab achha hai. Except for unemployment, loss of existing jobs, lower wages, mob violence, lockdown in Kashmir and throwing Opposition leaders in prison.' Modi at the 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston on Sunday said, 'Energy of NRG (stadium) is a witness of synergy between India and the US...My answer to 'Howdy, Modi' is only this: Everything is Fine in India'. Karti Chidambaram expressed his gratitude to the two Congress leaders for meeting his father.