Mon, Oct 29, 2012 - Page 4 News List

Graft campaigner leaves Indian elite rattled

AFP, NEW DELHI

Khurshid has compared Kejriwal to an ant who is trying to destroy an elephant, referring to Gandhi’s Congress party.

“This is a pipe-dream that some people have, that if they destroy everything that exists, parties that exist with long years of history in a frenzy of unreasonable and senseless attack, those parties will disappear and the field will be clear for them,” he told the Press Trust of India.

However, Kejriwal, a diminutive and bespectacled former civil servant, says the backlash vindicates his campaign.

“These politicians are rattled and baffled, they are desperate,” he said.

“When we exposed Vadra, everyone rushed to his defense. Even the Congress rivals stood up to defend him. I thought he was the son-in-law of Mrs Gandhi, I didn’t know he was the son-in-law of the whole country.”

His primary motive, he insists, is not to expose individuals but the entire political system in the country where an “unholy nexus exists between the ruling party and the opposition.”

“We have done our job, the media took it up, everyone is coming forward. We are happy we have started the process,” he said.

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