Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a list of corrupt politicians, including Congress scion Rahul Gandhi and finance minister P Chidambaram, and vowed to field candidates against them in the Lok Sabha elections. “We have to ensure that no corrupt person is elected to Parliament,” he said while addressing the AAP national executive.
Apart from Rahul, the others whose names feature in the list are BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Congress MP Naveen Jindal, Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid, petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, telecom minister Kapil Sibal, Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi, shipping minister GK Vasan, coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and leaders like Pawan Kumar Bansal, Avtar Singh Bhadana and Anu Tandon.
Kejriwal also named SP chief Mulayam Singh and BSP supremo Mayawati among the corrupt leaders apart from DMK’s MK Alagiri, Kanimozhi and A Raja. Kejriwal took digs at Rahul and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for spending over Rs500 crore on image-building exercises. Gadkari has threatened to sue Kejriwal if he does not apologise.