Sonia, Modi also in AAP's 'corrupt leaders' list
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's names have been added in the Aam Aadmi Party's list of "corrupt leaders", AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said here Saturday.
The names of Gandhi and Modi were added after taking feedback from volunteers and party workers, he said.
"AAP has added the names of Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi in the list of corrupt leaders as they are leading their parties of corrupt politicians," he told the media, adding the AAP will field candidates against both the "corrupt" leaders.
Yadav also said the AAP wants to put an end to the "dynastic" and "hate politics" by both the leaders.
AAP leader Gopal Rai said both Gandhi and Modi were corrupt than other leaders and it (their inclusion in the list) "has nothing to do with their popularity among the people".
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday read out a list of "corrupt leaders" from many political parties. The list included some union ministers.
Kejriwal also said his party will field candidates against politicians who were corrupt, have criminal records and those representing dynastic politics.
He had named former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, cabinet ministers Sushikumar Shinde, P. Chidambaram, Salman Khurshid, M. Veerappa Moily, Kapil Sibal, Kamal Nath, Sriprakash Jaiswal, Praful Patel, Farooq Abdullah and Sharad Pawar, Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, DMK's Kanimozhi, and BJP's Ananth Kumar, B.S. Yeddyurappa and Anurag Thakur.
(Posted on 01-02-2014)