Arvind Kejriwal’s next target will be judiciary
New Delhi: Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that India Against Corruption would now target the judiciary, after taking on politicians and businessmen.
He said several high profile cases were dragging on in the courts for several years without any decisive outcome.
Asked by a television channel why he doesn't move courts with his charges, Kejriwal said this is what the Government wants so that it can "manage" things there.
He said IAC activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan will address the media on the issue of judiciary.
On Friday, Kejriwal accused industrialists Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal, Congress MP Annu Tandon and several other Indians of holding money in Swiss banks, allegations all of them denied.
The BJP demanded a probe to clear the air and the CPI-M said the government should disclose names of individuals with illegal foreign bank accounts.
Alleging that HSBC Bank was facilitating what he said was money laundering, Kejriwal demanded the arrest of its top officials and the suspension of its operations in India.
His six demands included raid by the government on 700 odd people with Swiss bank accounts on the strength of information provided by the French authorities.
Kejriwal said a senior Congress leader had provided him information about the foreign accounts.
The Indian government, he said, was not serious about unearthing black money stashed in Swiss banks.
The Congress quickly came to the government's defence. Party spokesman Rashid Alvi asked Kejriwal to submit his evidence for an official inquiry instead of simply addressing the media.