MCD polls: Swaraj Abhiyan's Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav launch campaign against corruption

Swaraj Abhiyan members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Thursday launched a campaign against corruption from Delhi. With an eye on the MCD elections scheduled next month, Bhushan and Yadav targeted the AAP government in the national capital and the Centre for failing to check corruption.

About 200 people, including late Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul's wife Dangwimsai, joined the march with placards and shouted slogans against corruption. The march started from Mandi House and commenced at Jantar Mantar.

"It has been over three years since the strong movement against corruption started from Delhi. But unfortunately, the movement was misused by a political party in Delhi. Time has come for a new movement against corruption in India," said Bhushan, attacking the Aam Aadmi Party.


He accused the Kejriwal government of passing a 'Jokepal' and demanded that a strong Lokpal be brought into effect to rein in corruption rampant in the country.

"The central government is muzzling the voices against corruption. Also, the agencies that are working against corruption are being made toothless to save the culprits," said Bhushan.

Prashant Bhushan participating in the march against corruption.

He alleged that there was massive corruption in the Modi government's decision of buying Rafale jets and also targeted big corporate houses for being hand-in-glove in such deals.

Dangwimsai said, "I am here to demand justice for my dead husband. He had left behind a suicide note in which he exposed corruption. I want the government to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to justice." Kalikho had allegedly committed suicide accusing some judges, politicians, bureaucrats and others of being corrupt.

The Swaraj Abhiyan will contest the forthcoming MCD elections.