New Delhi: An RTI activist has filed a plea in the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau seeking FIRs against the 25 MPs named by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a party meet recently. The CM had called it his list of corrupt politicians.
Vivek Garg said in his application that Kejriwal must be made the prime witness in the case since he has levelled allegations of corruption against the MPs. “This means he has evidence. Then why isn’t he forwarding it to the investigating agencies?” Garg said in his plea.
The activist cited a Supreme Court order to point out that knowledge of a cognisable offence is enough to register an FIR.
Kejriwal, at a AAP National Executive meet, had named 25 MPs, calling them India’s corrupt leaders. Among the top mentions were Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram, A Raja, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Suresh Kalmadi and Kanimozhi.
He also attacked Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi for their election campaigns, saying that they had spent over Rs 500 crore in building their images. “Can such people deliver good governance?” he asked.
The BJP and the Congress hit back, challenging him to prove the allegations. “I will quit politics if Kejriwal proves I am corrupt,” said Kapil Sibal. BJP’s Nitin Gadkari sent him a defamation notice.
The AAP, however, has stood by its report.
Below is the list presented by Kejriwal at the AAP meet:
Jagan Mohan Reddy
Sushil Kumar Shinde