Kumaraswamy flayed

Kumaraswamy flayed

“If our leaders are talking like this, how are you going to root out corruption,” 73-year-old Hazare, who successfully led the agitation on the Lokpal Bill issue, said.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee described as “meaningless utterances” comments by the JD(S) leader.” “No, I will not comment. It is a meaningless utterance and I will not give (my) reaction to it,” Mukherjee said in Kolkata.

Taking a dig at Kumaraswamy, senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad asked “what else can you except from Mr Kumaraswamy? Nothing better.”

However, Kumaraswamy said that he has been misquoted.

Clarifying that no politician can survive by his or her money in view of the cost of the day to day political activities, he said "I have not told even if Mahatma Gandhiji, if he was alive at this moment, and, if he was in politics, even he would have (become) corrupt. That is not the word I said."

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