Karti’s firm even charged $15000 for fixing appointments with Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram

Karti took $15000 for fixing appointments with the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister

Email trails indicate Diageo paid Karti Chidambaram $15000 just to meet MMS, PC
Email trails indicate Diageo paid Karti Chidambaram $15000 just to meet MMS, PC

The phrase “More skeletons tumble out from..” is much used amongst journalists but it is very appropriate in this case. As per the Income Tax Report Karti’s company Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ACPL) even accepted 15000 dollars from UK’s liquor giant Diageo for fixing appointments with the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram. This payment, termed Service Charges for fixing appointments were paid to Karti’s company in July 1, 2005.

As per the email details accessed by the IT sleuths, Allan Edwards of Diageo wrote an email thanking Karti and his company Advantage for fixing appointments for its Chairman Lord Blyth with Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram.

Diageo paid this money to Karti for its owner Lord Blyth’s appointment with the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister. During this period, Diageo had moved an application to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) under Chidambaram for investing Rs.4000 crore in Vijay Mallya’s United Sprits. As a pre-cursor to this deal, Lord Blyth met Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram for his huge investments. The bigger question here is if for appointments with PM and Finance Minister, money was given to Finance Minister’s son’s company, how much money must have paid for this billions of dollars worth deal of Diageo in taking over Mallya’s liquor company!

The Joint raid of Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate (ED) at Karti’s company in connection with Aircel-Maxis scam in December 2015 has unearthed the corrupt empire created by Chidambaram’s family. The investigators had seized several hard disks and got huge money trails and massive investments in 14 countries.

As per the email details accessed by the IT sleuths, Allan Edwards of Diageo wrote an email thanking Karti and his company Advantage for fixing appointments for its Chairman Lord Blyth with Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram. The email marked to Karti also shows that Advantage received the “Service Charges” of 15000 dollars.

This is a clear case of misuse of power by Chidambaram and son and amounts to invoking of the Prevention of Corruption Act by CBI. The question is when CBI, ED and IT are going to get cracking on this corrupt family of Chidambaram? Readers will know that it is almost a year since Team PGurus asked this question

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Highly educated and corrupt .What can we expect from the previous Govt run by bar waitress turned politian, empress of corruption? India is fleeced to the last drop of its blood through various scams.

    • We can expect nothing better from Modi Governement either.

      Has Modi taken any tangible action against the major players in corrupt scams in these 3 years?

      Modi is interested in only blackmailing the opposition leaders to make things rosy for himself.

      What made Modi arrest Chidambaram & family in spite of overwhelming evidence against them in several cases?

      Who is the TROJAN HORSE of the UPA in the NDA Government frustrating all attempts to initiate stringent action against the corrupt UPA Mafia?

      Why is Modi reluctant to make public the LIST OF INDIAN BLACK MONEY HOLDERS in the Lichtenstein Bank – though there are no strings attached?

      How is it that only PICKPOCKETS are only arraigned while major ROBBERS go Scot free? Raja, Kanimozhi, Bhujbal are small players in their respective parties. But Chidambaram, Pawars who were the brains behind major heists & who had the maximum share are roaming in freedom.

      How come Monsanto is spreading its poison even though they have no official clearances? What is Modi’s stand on GMOs & Monsanto?

      • politics does not happen the way we want. the culprits must be isolated and dealt with otherwise they would cause lots of collateral damage by combining

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