Patna, Nov 1 (ANI): Describing Arvind Kejriwal as a 'non-serious' person, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar has alleged that the activist-turned politician has a habit of making accusations against left, right and centre.
"When you claim that you are clean, you must make a clear case before the public on the questions asked to you. After that, if you accuse others, there is some credibility in that. But to cast aspersions on people is not right. People will soon realise that (Kejriwal) is a non-serious man who can say anything about anyone," Anwar told media hours after Kejriwal accused the Prime Minister of selling out the country to allow windfall profits to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance over its contract to develop the country's key natural gas field in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin.
Meanwhile, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury has said that the government must make an official statement on the charges.
"The point is that all these charges have been floating around for a long time. The question is that we have always been asking the government to explain and to ensure that a proper investigation is done, and the truth comes out. The government has not acceded so far, and we only want the government to do that so that the country and the people know what is the truth," Yechury told media in Shimla.
Kejriwal earlier said the government appears to be leaning towards allowing Reliance to charge more for the gas it supplies, a sanction which violates the contract and would allow the company to benefit by 43,000 crores.
"It appears that Mukesh Ambani and not the PM runs the country," Mr Kejriwal said, wearing his trademark cap inscribed with main aam admi hoon (I am the common man). "The PM's heart beats for Reliance and not the people of India," he declared.
Kejriwal had earlier targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deals, the then Law Minister and present External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in an alleged embezzlement case and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari in the Maharashtra irrigation scam. (ANI)