"We didn't know Vadra is son-in-law of them all"
With its much awaited press meet of Wednesday, the India Against Corruption (IAC) has made two points clear: it is not a B-team of the BJP, as alleged by the Congress, and that it is targeting the whole specturm of existing political parties, as noted by many analysts.
This was evident in the quotable quotes from Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan.
Kejriwal said, "When recently we named Vadra Saab (Robert Vadra for his land deals with DLF), Sharad Yadav rushed to his defence -- Sharad Yadav is convener of NDA. Sharad Pawar defended him, Akhilesh Yadav defended him. We thought Vadra was the son-in-law of (Congress chief) Sonia Gandhi, we didn't know he was son-in-law of them all."
Explaining details of the alleged wrongdoings of BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Bhushan said the principle parties had joined hands to protect business interests, and this was why no party wanted to bring the Jan Lokpal bill which 90 percent people in India support.
Asked what they want to achieve with the latest revelation when the previous ones have gone uninvestigated, a charged-up Kejriwal said, "We know the BJP will defend its president, and the Congress will accuse him. They will trade charges. No investigations will be launched. Neither party will order investigations. We know that. What we want is a systemic change, we want to prepare people for the change."
Responding to a threat from law minister Salman Khurshid, Kejriwal remained undeterred and said the Congress leader can do what he can but the IAC will keep doing what it has been doing.