Business as usual for Kejriwal, Bhushan

It was business as usual for India Against Corruption members on Tuesday. They addressed a crowded press conference to prove the point that the political class is united in fooling the people and helping each other to loot the country. The conference turned out to be disappointing for many who were expecting an expose of a big scam. However, others were happy to find out that the nexus across party lines was well presented.

“We exposed Vadra. He is son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi. But leaders like Sharad Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Akhilesh Yadav... many leaders from outside her party came out to defend him,” said Arvind Kejriwal.

“I thought he is son-in-law of Soniaji, but he appears to be the son-in-law of all the leaders,” Kejriwal said sarcastically.

“ This is not Gandhi family, it is a family of all the leaders including Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Sharad Pawar, Nitin Gadkari and many others,” said Kejriwal. 

He referred to Devendra Phadnavis, the BJP leader from Mumbai, who raised the issue of irrigation scam with full force. “Every party suppresses honest voices. I appeal to the workers of all the parties to question their leadership,” he said.   Prasant Bhushan and Kekjriwal wanted to prove that all the parties united to block Jan Lokpal Bill.

However, they had to face some uncomfortable questions regarding sale of land to Prashant Bhushan’s trust in Palampur in Himachal Pradesh and Anjali Damania’s efforts to save her land before she started fighting against the irrigation scam. Bhushan explained the land was not given by the government but was purchased through a donation from his father. But the land was used for tea plantation and the government allowed it to be used for educational purposes! Damania clarified that she tried to save her land legally.

All of them declared that they were ready for a probe by a SIT of three Supreme Court judges.

They lent support to Ashok Khemka who has been victimised by Haryana Government for cancelling the Vadra-DLF deal.

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