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I am a dengue mosquito; if I bite, Cong, BJP will be in trouble: Kejriwal


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New Delhi: India Against Corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was a dengue mosquito and would bite the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Kejriwal said this while responding to External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s statement that Kejriwal’s attack was just a mosquito bite that causes minor irritation. Kejriwal said, “I am a dengue mosquito. I will bite the Congress and BJP and then they will be in trouble.”

Meanwhile, the Congress on Saturday hit out at Kejriwal for levelling charges of financial wrongdoing against people through the media and alleged that his only aim is to defame people. “If he (Kejriwal) has any evidence he should go to the government or any government agency. Merely by levelling allegations before the media he can only defame somebody but cannot get anything substantial out of it. This shows that he is only interested in defaming people,” Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi told reporters.

He challenged that if Kejriwal has any genuine documents then he should hand them over to the government. “If anybody has done anything wrong law will take its own course,” Alvi said.

The government dismissed 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.

Kejriwal hit back saying it is the government’s job to find proofs. “They want proofs from us when they should be finding out proofs against them,” Kejriwal said.

Corporate houses deny allegations

Reliance Industries Limited, the HSBC bank, the Dabur group have all denied the charges levelled against them by India Against Corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal who accused their chiefs of having crores of cash deposits in Swiss bank accounts where money, he alleged, was transferred through hawala.

Reliance Industries denied that chief Mukesh Ambani had stashed Rs 100 crore in black money in the HSBC Bank in Geneva. It issued a press release, rubbishing Kejriwal’s allegations. The company said that neither Reliance Industries Limited nor Mukesh Ambani had any accounts with HSBC in Geneva. The company added that vested interests seemed to be behind such baseless allegations. HSBC Bank, however, came out with a more cautious reaction saying that it took compliance with the law very seriously. “HSBC Bank in India notes certain allegations made today. (Agencies)



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