Kejriwal should present evidence or apologise to leaders he named in corruption list: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, over his list of ‘India’s most corrupt’ leaders which includes high profile politicians from the Congress, the BJP and their allies, saying that the Delhi CM should present evidence or apologize to the leaders he has named. “Kejriwal should either give evidence against the names he has taken or apologize. He cannot defame leaders like this,” BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi told media here today “Kejriwal and the AAP should know the difference between their changing roles. They should understand the difference between the activity of an agitator, and a person with political maturity and constitutional responsibility,” he added. Trivedi also said that this is a condemnable act of wanting to get media attention. “Now, Kejriwal should graduate from having a childish enjoyment and pleasure for getting media attention to a mature person holding a constitutional post at the highest level in the state,” he said. Kejriwal on Friday read out his list and urged the AAP members to treat this year”s general election as a revolution to cleanse the nation”s politics. Kejriwal”s list included Congress leaders” Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Veerappa Moily, Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal, Kamal Nath, BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, B.S.Yeddyurappa, Anant Kumar, Anurag Thakur, and others like Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah and Jagan Mohan Reddy. Addressing a party meet ahead of discussions in the Delhi cabinet on the party”s proposed anti-graft Jan Lokpal Bill that seeks to punish corruption with a maximum sentence of life in jail, Kejriwal said: “Don”t let a single corrupt politician enter Parliament.” “We have not come to play politics, we have come to remove corruption. Our aim should be that not a single corrupt person exists in Parliament,” he added. “We are providing an option to the people of the country, and the country has to work to make sure that not one corrupt person is elected to Parliament,” he added. (ANI)