Kejriwal attacks Union ministers
Some of the prominent UPA Ministers today came under fire from Team Anna at the fast venue of Anna Hazare with the activist's close aide Arvind Kejriwal claiming that cases could have been registered against 14 ministers if there was a Lokpal.delhi Updated: Mar 25, 2012 17:30 IST
Some of the prominent UPA Ministers today came under fire from Team Anna at the fast venue of Anna Hazare with the activist's close aide Arvind Kejriwal claiming that cases could have been registered against 14 ministers if there was a Lokpal.
Addressing protesters, Kejriwal took the names of around 25 politicians, including ministers Sharad Pawar, S M Krishna, P Chidambaram, Praful Patel, Kapil Sibal, Kamal Nath, Farooq Abdullah, Ajit Singh, Sri Prakash Jaiswal, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Vilasrao Deshmukh, MK Azhagiri and G K Vasan.
"If Lokpal Bill comes into force, FIRs will be lodged against 14 ministers of the Union Government," he said.
"Who will punsih people like them? Delhi Police or the CBI? No one knows because these people will never pass Lokpal Bill," Kejriwal said.
He said 162 MPs have criminal cases against them which include 20 with attempt to murder cases.
Kejriwal said MPs like RJD chief Lalu Yadav, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav as well as DMK's A Raja and Kanimozhi have corruption cases against them.
"Can such a Parliament pass Lokpal bill? Can such a Parliament pass bill against corruption and cheating? The situation is not good in states too," he said.
Taking on opposition BJP, he said the party was now planning to reinstate Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister in Karnataka.
"He was removed on corruption charges. There are corruption cases against Mulayam and Jayalalithaa...," he said.
He demanded that the government should appoint fast-track courts to investigate charges against Parliamentarians.
The courts should dispose of the cases in six months and those who are convicted shold be kept out of Parliament, he said.
First Published: Mar 25, 2012 16:53 IST