Live: Kejriwal goes after Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 04, 2012 12:39 hrs

​Kejriwal's latest target is Narendra Modi.

In a blink-and-you-miss press conference, the Aam Aadmi founder accused the Modi government of having a stake in Reliance Industries's KG basin through a firm called GeoGlobal, which it had special favours to.

The Tehelka magazine had recently published a story on this.

Kejriwal also accused the Modi government of giving stakes in oil wells to firms of questionable reputation leading to a more than Rs 20000 lakh crore loss to the exchequer.

He went on to accuse Modi of favouring Gautam Adani, who he said got land at preferential rates.

The source of Kejriwal's information, the suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt whose wife Shweta Bhatt is the Congress candidate against Modi in Ahmedabad.

Kejriwal couched this revelation by claiming that he had personally verified it.

4:05 pm:
The parliament might be debating Foreign Direct Investment in Retail. The cricket-loving public might be debating about the Kolkata Test set to start on Wednesday morning. But soon all of us argumentative Indians will have something new to talk about.

Post the completion of its naming ceremony, that is at least what Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is promising. This is the message their Facebook page carries:

Today, at 5pm Aam Aadmi Party will expose another very powerful person which will further prove the collusion between the different parties and their political leadership.

We had earlier targeted billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries,UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari as well as the government for neglecting NSG commandos.

This one will be as BIG!

It will be nice if they could keep their word, because after the Vadra revelations, their exposes have turned increasingly tamer.

As we await the Kejriwal press conference, here then are world-renowned economist and columnist Jayati Ghosh's views on why India has become a more corrupt society than ever before.

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