Arvind Kejriwal

Reliance denies Arvind Kejriwal's allegations

Reliance denies Arvind Kejriwal's allegationsReliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has rebutted anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that Mr. Mukesh Ambani and his company have illegitimate accounts in Swiss banks.

Kejriwal on Friday alleged that in December 2006, Mukesh Ambani and his brother Anil Ambani had Rs 100 crore each in a Geneva branch of UK-based banking giant HSBC.

The anti-corruption activist also alleged that black money accounts are operated through HSBC Bank, which is facilitating money laundering and hawala transactions in India.

Mahesh Jethmalini Quits BJP; Attacks Nitin Gadkari

Mahesh Jethmalini Quits BJP; Attacks Nitin GadkariSenior Advocate and BJP member Mahesh Jethmalini has quite BJP and sent his resignation as member of national executive committee. Mahesh Jethmalini, a lawyer and BJP leader by profession, is son of Ram Jethmalini, who is a Member of Parliament and a known lawyer.

Mr. Jethmalini has addressed letter directly to BJP president Nitin Gadkari as he feels that it is morally and intellectually inappropriate to continue under Nitin Gadkari after the corruption charges against him.

RIL KG-D6 gas price won’t be revised till 2014: says petroleum ministry

RIL KG-D6 gas price won’t be revised till 2014: says petroleum ministryThere are no plans to revise the price of gas from KG-D6 block before April 2014, new petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily said.

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has asked the petroleum ministry to increase the price of gas being produced from its KG-D6 block by threefold, from $4.20 per unit to $14.2 per unit. Yesterday, India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal recently alleged that former petroleum minister Jaipal Reddy was moved out of the petroleum ministry as he was not ready to bow to RIL's pressure.

RIL dismisses Kejriwal’s allegations

RIL dismisses Kejriwal’s allegationsReliance Industries Limited (RIL) has dismissed anti-corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal's allegations pertaining to its D-6 block in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin, saying the allegations were lacked any truth or substance.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal and his associate Prashant Bhushan had accused RIL of getting undue favours pertaining to gas production deals. The duo claimed that both the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA governments were responsible for RIL obtaining the contract for producing gas at D-6 block.

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar denies any link with Gadkari

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar denies any link with GadkariNCP Chief Sharad Pawar on Friday denied any link with BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari, but admitted that he had purchased shares in Ideal Road Builders (IRB) that had a stake in Gadkari's Purti Power and Sugar Ltd.

When asked about his participation in Gadkari's companies, Pawar said, "On IRB shares, if I or my wife has purchased shares of one particular company and sold it the next year, I don't understand how I am answerable for that."

India crying for alternative to UPA and NDA: says Arvind Kejriwal

India crying for alternative to UPA and NDA: says Arvind Kejriwal India is crying for an alternative to Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), anti-corruption activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal has said.

Kejriwal's fresh comment emerged on social-networking site Twitter on Saturday, a day after the BJP gave a clean chit to Party Chief Nitin Gadkari saying speculations about his resignation were baseless; and Haryana bureaucrats gave clean chit to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in land deals.

Digvijay disappointed with charges slapped on BJP chief Gadkari

Digvijay disappointed with charges slapped on BJP chief GadkariThe allegations slapped on BJP chief Nitin Gadkari by India Against Corruption (AIC) activist Arvind Kejriwal were already known, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said.

Digvijay said that Kejriwal had far more information against Gadkari but he revealed only that information which was already known to the public.

Commenting about the charges leveled by Kejriwal, Digvijay said, "I'm disappointed with the charges that Kejriwal has made because they were already in the public domain."

Kejriwal and some of his associates detained near PM residence

Kejriwal and some of his associates detained near PM residenceThe Delhi Police took anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal and some of his associates under arrest on Friday afternoon, as they were marching to the Prime Minister's 7 Race Course Road residence demanding the arrest of Law Minister Salman Khurshid.

Kejriwal, the activist turned politician who is yet to name his recently launched political party, alleged that an NGO called Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust headed by Khurshid and his wife embezzled lakhs of rupees meant for physically challenged people.

Income-tax searches at GMR Infra

Income-tax searches at GMR InfraThe income-tax (I-T) department raided the offices of Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure on Thursday, a day after anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the company had controversial political connections.

I-T department officials raided offices of GMR Infrastructure across four cities, viz. Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi. Raids were conducted under the I-T Act's 132 & 133 sections, which enable officials to search and seize any documents and call for information.

GMR Group confirmed the raids and claimed that it was cooperating with the team of officials.

Salman Khurshid to sue Aaj Tak

Salman Khurshid to sue Aaj TakIndia's Law Minister Salman Khurshid has reacted to the allegations laid on him by TV-channel Aaj Tak of stealing lakhs of rupees meant for physically challenged people through an NGO run by his wife, by saying that the allegations are false and that he will take the channel to the court.

Aaj Tak had aired content showing that the NGO headed by Mr. Khurshid was involved in unfairly handling money meant for physically challenged people in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Khurshid said that he will challenge the legations in court against the channel.

Arvind Kejriwal fires fresh salvo at Vadra, DLF, Congress

Arvind Kejriwal fires fresh salvo at Vadra, DLF, CongressIntensifying attacks on Congress Party, the Gandhi family and real estate giant DLF, Arvind Kejriwal has released documents that allegedly show illegal links among Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, DLF and the Haryana government.

Robert Vadra should apologise for 'banana republic' FB post: IAC

Robert Vadra should apologise for 'banana republic' FB post: IACIndia Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal has Robert Vadra to apologise for allegedly insulting Indians by calling India `banana republic'.

Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, posted a new Facebook status reading, 'Mango people in banana republic'.

Kejriwal's associate Kumar Vishwas said, "He insulted our country because he is related with the most arrogant family - the Gandhi family. He should apologise before the nation."

Majority wants Anna team to form party, survey

Majority wants Anna team to form party, surveyMost of the people taking part in a survey on the website of the `India Against Corruption' campaign led by Anna Hazare, have said that they want the team to take the form of a political party.

Anna Hazare had earlier indicated that he is not willing to fight for the cause through a political platform. He has said that he would announce a final decision on the matter soon after holding meetings with prominent citizens in the national capital, Delhi.

Coal companies blame procedures for delay in commencement of production

Coal companies blame procedures for delay in commencement of productionMost of the private sector coal companies, which were called by the Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) to explain why they delayed the development of the coal blocks allotted to them, blamed procedures for the delay.

Representatives of the private coal companies said sluggish land acquisition rules and forest clearances prevented them from commencing production on time. They also alleged government-run coal companies got undue attention.

Team Anna’s Entry in Politics Can Bring A Big Change

Team Anna’s Entry in Politics Can Bring A Big ChangeTeam Anna announced entering politics after the UPA government did not listen to their demands. After many agitations under leadership of Anna Hazare, the team has finally decided to face the politics parties in elections.

There are different views from major parties on Team Anna’s political aspirations. However, one thing is sure that there will be a change in the Indian political scene.

Team Anna to Call Off Fast at 5 PM Tomorrow

Team Anna to Call Off Fast at 5 PM TomorrowMedia reports have confirmed that Team Anna will call off the fast at Jantar Mantar tomorrow. There were reports that Team Anna will soon announce a political party. Arvind Kejriwal has asked supporters of Team Anna and Indian Against Corruption to cast their votes by SMS, Facebook and Email to decide the future direction of the protest against corruption.

Supporters of Team Anna have also held a protest outside BJP office in New Delhi. The supporters are protesting against the political will of major political parties to go ahead with the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Government targeting anti-corruption activists: BJP

Government targeting anti-corruption activists: BJPNew Delhi, Sep 2 :The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the government of targeting anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal.

The BJP reaction came after the income tax department slammed dues of more than Rs. 9 Lakh on Kejriwal, a confidant of Anna Hazare, whose fast for a strong anti-corruption law sparked nationwide protests.

BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said: ?It is very amusing that all these people who have raised their voice against the government have ended up with government notice.?

BJP terms IT notice to Kejriwal amusing

 BJP terms IT notice to Kejriwal amusingNew Delhi, Sep 2 : With the Income Tax (IT) Department slapping dues of Rs. nine lakh on anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare''s key aide Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today termed the situation to be amusing, and said all those raising voices against the government end up planning with notices.

''We are back to square one,'' says Kejriwal

 ''We are back to square one,'' says KejriwalNew Delhi, Aug 25 : A day after talks between the government and Team Anna had collapsed, civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the situation is back to square one.

"We are back to the position where we were two days when no meetings have taken place. The agreement on procedure which appeared reached yesterday has been withdrawn by them," he said.

Solution can be found in 24 hours: Kejriwal

Solution can be found in 24 hours: KejriwalNew Delhi, Aug 23 : The government can find a solution to the logjam over the stringent Lokpal bill in 24 hours, a member of Team Anna said Tuesday while cautioning that there would be a major law and order problem if something happened to Anna Hazare.

"We are confident that if the government has the political will, then a solution on the Lokpal bill can arrived at in 24 hours," Arvind Kejriwal told a news channel as Hazare's fast for a stronger anti-corruption law entered day eight.

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