As he stepped up his attack on law minister Salman Khurshid, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday declared that “five top politicians”, including BJP president Nitin Gadkari, were next in his firing line.
“Five more politicians would be exposed very soon,” Kejriwal told HT soon after addressing supporters at Jantar Mantar.
“We have received credible evidence against five top politicians, including Nitin Gadkari,” he said, naming the BJP leader for the first time.
Kejriwal and his supporters also demanded that Khurshid be arrested for alleged financial irregularities in the Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari brushed aside the allegations as “false and baseless”.
Khurshid has denied that the trust siphoned off funds meant for the disabled, as alleged in a sting operation telecast on TV Today group channels Aaj Tak and Headlines Today. His wife, Louise, strongly denied the charges too, accusing Kejriwal of “doing politics using the shoulders of the disabled”.
Kejriwal has decided to stay put at Jantar Mantar “for a few days” to build pressure on the government to act against Khurshid.
The India Against Corruption (IAC) leader said people from across the country were sending evidence against other corrupt politicians too.
“You need to make an assessment and go ahead with the exposés... We (IAC members) will sit down either on Monday or Tuesday and take a call on when and how to expose them. We’re not anti-Congress only. Our campaign cuts across party lines,” said Kejriwal, who had launched a political party on October 2.
“The Congress is looting the country. But where is the Opposition BJP? We are not the BJP’s Team B. The BJP is our Team B as it follows us on all issues, be it the protest against Delhi power bills or demanding Khurshid’s resignation,” he said.