The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday added Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi’s names in its list of “corrupt leaders”. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party has decided to field candidates against those in the list in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The names of the two top leaders were earlier not included in the list, which included SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati, Union ministers P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde and former BJP president Nitin Gadkari.
“After taking feedback from volunteers and party workers, the name of Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi was added to the list. Names of Gandhi and Modi were added to the list as they led and protected corrupt politicians,” AAP leader Gopal Rai said. He said Modi’s name was included in the list also because he represented “politics of hatred”.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal read out a list of “corrupt leaders” at a meeting on Friday. He said the party would field candidates against politicians who were corrupt, who had a criminal record and those who represented dynastic politics.