New Delhi, Nov 10: At a time when dengue fever has reached epidemic levels across the country, comparing oneself with the fever is nothing sort than a warning. That is what activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal did on Saturday, Nov 10 to threaten both Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The India Against Corruption (IAC) member has compared himself with "dengue mosquito". "I am a dengue mosquito. I will bite the Congress and BJP and then they will be in trouble," said Kejriwal.
Kejriwal's funny comment, laced with powerful sting, came in the wake of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's statement that Kejriwal's attack was just a mosquito bite that causes minor irritation.
The RTI activist is currently busy conducting press meets to expose politicians, corporate houses, businessmen and others, who are involved in corruption.
Kejriwal on Friday targetted several top Indian business groups and a Congress MP, alleging that they had stashed black money worth several hundred crores in the HSBC Bank in Geneva, Switzerland. He claimed that a senior Congress leader gave him the details about the black money.
"The black money from Swiss banks can come but the government doesn't wish to bring it back," Kejriwal said. Targeting the Ambani brothers, Kejriwal claimed that Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani and Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani had Rs 100 crore each in banks in Switzerland.
"Anil Ambani has Rs 100 crore in HSBC Bank in Geneva. Mukesh Ambani also has Rs 100 crore in HSBC Bank in Geneva," Kejriwal said, claiming he has got a few names from the list of Swiss account holders from sources. However, the HSBC Bank had, in a statement in Jan 2012, apologised to Mukesh Ambani for putting his name on a list of alleged Swiss bank account holders.
The government has dismissed India Against Corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal's allegations of black money against big corporate houses, saying there is nothing new in it. "Nothing new in the allegations. This has already been discussed in Parliament. Government may issue a statement if required," the government said.