Chidambaram supporters celebrate verdict

Sivaganga (TN): Congress workers in Union Home Minister P Chidambaram`s native district here today celebrated the Delhi court order rejecting a plea to make him an accused in the 2G case by bursting crackers.

As soon as news about dismissal of Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy`s petition against Chidambaram by the special court came in, around 100 party workers led by District Pradesh Congress Committee chief M Rajaratnam burst crackers near the bus stand here.

Similar jubilant scenes were witnessed in Karaikudi town where former MLA N Sundaram led local partymen in celebrating the court verdict, which came as a huge relief to Chidambaram.

The Congressmen raised slogans hailing the court order and said there was no truth in the charges against Chidambaram, who represents Sivaganga in Lok Sabha. Party sources said Chidambaram was likely to arrive here tonight to attend various functions, including a marriage in the family of Sundaram, in the district tomorrow.