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Kejriwal lists 'India's most corrupt' politicians

Last updated on: January 31, 2014 18:41 IST

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday listed India's "corrupt politicians" who, he said, should not be allowed to contest elections.

On the list put out by the Aam Aadmi Party were Kapil Sibal, A Raja, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh, P Chidambaram, Suresh Kalmadi, Jagan M Reddy, Kamal Nath, Sharad Pawar, Nitin Gadkari, Sushilkumar Shinde, Veerappa Moily, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Pawan Bansal, Naveen Jindal, Shriprakash Jaiwal, B Yeddyurappa, Anurag Thakur, Tarun Gogoi, Anu Tandon, Salman Khurshid, Avtar Singh Bhadana, GK Vassan, HD Kumaraswamy, MK Alagiri, Praful Patel and Ananth Kumar.

Kejriwal was addressing AAP workers on a day his cabinet is to discuss the Jan Lokpal Bill that seeks to punish corruption with a maximum sentence of life in jail.

"People like Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, who have spent Rs 500 crore to build their brands, will take that money back from us only. How can they deliver good governance?" Kejriwal asked.

"Our aim should be to not allow a single corrupt politician or even a family member to enter the House," he said, urging the people to submit similar 'corruption' lists of their own.

Kejriwal said, "I have prepared a list of dishonest (politicians) of the country. If you come across any honest politician in the list then please tell me.

"I am asking for the country's approval on whether to defeat (these politicians) or send them to Parliament."

Kejriwal said the party will field candidates against Gandhi, Union ministers Shinde, Chidambaram, Sibal, Vasan, Khurshid, Moily, Jaiswal, Kamal Nath, Bansal, as well as MPs Naveen Jindal, Bhadana, Tandon, Kalmadi and Assam CM Tarun Gogoi.

Kejriwal said AAP candidates will also be fielded against Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, DMK MPs Alagiri, former Minister A Raja, Kanimozhi and Nationalist Congress Party leaders and Union Ministers Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel.

Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party, Kejriwal said the AAP will contest elections against the BJP's youth wing leader Anurag Thakur, former national president Nitin Gadkari, BJP national secretary Ananth Kumar and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

"We trusted these parties for 65 years and thought that they will do good to the nation, but they betrayed us. After 65 years, we have an opportunity that a common man will go inside Parliament and talk about his rights," Kejriwal said.

The AAP will also field candidates against Janata Dal-Secular leader and former Karnataka CM, H D Kumaraswamy, and YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, he said.

An earlier version of this report had erroneously mentioned BJP leader Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as being on the list put out by AAP

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Suresh Kalmadi

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Nitin Gadkari

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Sushil Kumar Shinde

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Praful Patel

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BS Yeddyurappa

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Anant Kumar

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Veerappa Moily

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HD Kumaraswamy

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HD Kumaraswamy

Party: JD-S

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P Chidambaram

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Party: Congress

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Alagari

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Kanimozhi

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Party: DMK

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Salman Khurshid

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Annu Tandon

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Andimuthu Raja

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Andimuthu Raja

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Tarun Gogoi

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Kapil Sibal

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Mayawati

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Mulayam Singh Yadav

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Sriprakash Jaiswal

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Pawan Bansal

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Farooq Abdullah

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