Chennai: Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and also of Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy criticised anti-graft activist Arvind Kejriwal, saying that his charge of corruption levelled on Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid were half-baked.
Speaking to reporters here, Narayanasamy said it was a trend for Kejriwal to level baseless allegations against ministers, and added that the electronic media was playing along with him.
“Kejriwal, it has become a fashion for him, right from Anna Hazare’s time, to raise allegations against ministers without any proof. In fact, I would like to say that whatever information Kejriwal is giving is half-baked information. He is calling people, telling them give me information, and then, is going to the media.
Unfortunately, the electronic media in this country is clamouring for TRP, and without verifying all facts, that are given to the media. Today, the news channel which telecasted on Salman Khurshid and Louis Khurshid, now they are going to face the court,” Narayanasamy said.
Narayanasamy further said that the people of the country would believe elected representatives rather than those who rabble on the streets.
“100 people are not going to decide the fate of this country. Every Member of Parliament has won by 20 lakh voters. Parliament members are more responsible. These people are street shouters whom we will not consider as a person who can demand anybody’s and everybody’s resignation. One day they will face the heat,” Narayanasamy said.
Arvind Kejriwal has since intensified his agitation against a federal government already suffering from an erosion of credibility, after a series of graft exposes over the past two years.
Magsaysay Award winner Kejriwal`s proposal to form a political party and enter the electoral fray did result in the split of India Against Corruption, the forum under which he and renowned social activist Anna Hazare along with like-minded associates had undertaken nationwide crusade against graft and nepotism in public life.