Shinde says the funds pouring in for Kejriwal's NGO is used by him to gain political mileage
Solapur: A day after his name figured on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s list of “corrupt" politicians, Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde hit back, saying the Delhi chief minister himself was facing charges of misappropriation of funds received for his NGO.
“There are charges of misappropriation of funds against Kejriwal that he is hiding. The funds pouring in for his NGO is used by him to gain political mileage. The high court has directed Kejriwal to clarify on many issues, which he has not done," Shinde alleged.
Shinde was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cultural function in Pandharpur in the district.
Kejriwal had on Friday accused several bigwigs of Indian politics—including Rahul Gandhi, Kapil Sibal, Shinde and Nitin Gadkari—of being corrupt, declaring to field candidates against them in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
On 22 January, Shinde, while speaking at Hingoli in Marathwada region had called Kejriwal a “Veda Mukhyamantri" (mad chief minister), while recalling his own days in the police force.
“When I was in Kherwadi police station in Mumbai’s Bandra area, I did not get leave because there were Sena (led) riots...Similarly, yesterday (in Delhi), because of a ‘veda mukhyamantri’ (mad chief minister) sitting there (on dharna), I had to cancel the leave of policemen," he had said. PTI