Former Union minister P. Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media corruption case, on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking bail. Chidambaram also challenged the trial court September 5 order remanding him to 14 days in judicial custody in the case till September 19. The 73-year old Congress leader was arrested by the CBI on August 21.

Meanwhile, on the same day, Chidambaram expressed concern over the state of the economy and questioned the Narendra Modi government on its plan to get the country out of this “decline and gloom”.Chidambaram asked his family to post a message from him on Twitter. The former finance minister also lauded the capacity of the poor people to distinguish between justice and injustice.

“I have asked my family to tweet on my behalf the following: 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,” he tweeted.”I am deeply concerned about the economy.

The poor are the worst affected. Lower, 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,” Chidambaram asked on his Twitter account. Chidambaram on Monday asked his family to post a message from him on Twitter. He urged authorities not to arrest officers who were involved in giving clearances to INX Media when he was finance minister, saying none of them had done anything wrong.

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