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Kejriwal remains defiant, says questions on 162 'criminally accused' parliamentarians still remain

Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh) , Tue, 27 Mar 2012 ANI

Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 27 (ANI): Aide to veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday refused to mellow down on his accusations on 162 parliamentarians on whom criminal cases are going on.

Addressing mediapersons here, Kejriwal said: "Today there was discussion in parliament. But the questions, the peoples' questions, still remain unanswered that the 162 parliamentarians on whom criminal cases are going on what will happen to them. Shouldn't fast track courts be established to deal with such matters? And expedite the process so we come to know who is criminal or not. People had these questions in their heart and they did not get an answer for it.

Asserting the need of these questions to be discussed in parliament, Kejriwal further said people will continue to ask these questions again and again until the parliament, per se, does not take it up.

"In future will the members again tear up bills or throw mikes and chairs. Or in future will the horse-trading of MPs continue. All these are very relevant questions in the mind of the public. Because the public respects the parliament and the public does not want that the kind of disrespect that has happened till will continue like this in future also. These questions were always there and they are still there. And because they were not spoken off during the parliamentary debate the public will ask these questions again and again," he add.

Congress MP Jagdambika Pal on Tuesday issued a breach of privilege notice against Anna Hazare and his team over their accusations on tainted parliamentarians.

MPs cutting across party lines asked the speaker to move a resolution condemning what they said were unsavoury remarks by members of Anna Hazare's team during their renewed anti-corruption agitation at Jantar Mantar on Sunday.

Kejriwal had on Sunday released a list of 14 ministers who, he claimed would be facing investigation under charges of corruption if a strong ombudsman bill is passed.e 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, M.K. Azhagiri and G.K. Vasan.

"If the Lokpal Bill comes into force, FIRs will be lodged against 14 ministers of the Union Government," he said.

"Who will punish people like them? Delhi Police or the CBI? No one knows because these people will never pass Lokpal Bill," Kejriwal said. (ANI)

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