Is Kejriwal an expert in OB-Van politics?

Arvind Kejriwal has continued to attack what he alleges is collusion between the Congress government in Haryana, DLF and Robert Vadra. But by providing material that doesn't prove complicity or guilt, is Kejriwal merely capitalising on media coverage by giving inconclusive proof and has already just become an opportunistic politician?

"Arvind Kejriwal is an expert on OB-Van politics. I can't be politically correct any more because his politics has become insufferable. Why can't he raise the issue of land grab in Mundra, Gujarat under the Modi regime?" Sanjay Jha, founder of pro-Congress website, said.

He also stressed on the fact that there would be no investigation against either DLF or Robert Vadra. According to him, going against DLF, based on the claims of the activist, would  also send a wrong message to corporate India.

Has Kejriwal got it right this time? AFP

However, Kejriwal's group India Against Corruption defended themselves and said the onus on investigation is not on them and lies with the existing investigation agencies.

"We have accessed the data through RTI, court documents and the right sources. We have provided enough prima facie evidence to demand an explanation and enquiry. But the onus of investigation is not on us," Preeti Menon, a member of India Against Corruption (IAC) member said, echoing the sentiments of Arvind Kejriwal.

There are arguments that have already emerged that the high court judgement quoted by Kejriwal yesterday was stayed by the Supreme Court, and was merely being used by the activist to strengthen his claims against Vadra. He also has been accused of giving evidence, that while in the public domain, do not prove guilt.

But some like Sucheta Dalal, Managing Editor of Moneylife lauded Kejriwal's disclosures, and said we need to look beyond his present allegations at the collusion between politicians and real estate companies.

"The reason why opposition parties are not going strong in this case is simple. Everybody is in bed with someone or the other," she said.

Real estate, education and health are areas where politicians are investing in large scale money laundering, she added.

Updated Date: Oct 10, 2012 11:19 AM

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