The Bangalore HC verdit has sounded a warning bell for corrupt Indian politicians. After Amma, we look at the cases against Behenji, Madam, Didi and more

  1. Jayalalithaa What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?There is no doubt – the Guilty verdict pronounced by courts against a reigning Chief Minister of the county, J Jayalalithaa is a symbol of our robust democracy and the indication that justice shall be meted out to more of the high and mighty in the coming days. Various Indian politicians have been accused in criminal or civil matters and have cases pending against them in courts. The decision of Bangalore High Court as sounded a warning bell for all those who thought that they were untouchable or above the law – now after Amma, we look at the cases pending against Behenji, Madam, Didi and others.
  2. A Raja What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Because of the 2 G Spectrum allocation case, former telecom minister Mr. A Raja is well acquainted with the inside of Tihar jail. In the 2G related money laundering case, where Ms. Kanimozhi and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, seven others and nine companies are accused apart from Raja, the court has directed that charges be framed against the accused by 20th October. (Source – The Hindu)
  3. mayawati What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Former UP CM Mayawati (benehnji) is another high profile politician embroiled in various court cases. While the Supreme Court found that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute her in the Taj Corridor case, the disproportionate assets case against her is alive and pending. Though the Delhi High Court ruled in her favour in August 2011, a public interest litigation was filed by Kamlesh Verma in January of 2014. This petition seeks orders directing the CBI to file a fresh affidavit. In this matter, notices have been issued to the CBI and Mayawati.
  4. mulayam singh yadav 300x209 What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Another former UP CM, Mulayam Singh Yadav is also probably wondering if he will meet the same fate as Amma. In the matter of illegal wealth amassed, a CBI affidavit of September 2013 stated that there was insufficient evidence and the Supreme Court directed that the preliminary inquiry cannot be closed without due examination by the CVC. So that matter is also still pending. (Source – One India)
  5. Mamata Banrerjee At Howrah 300x222 What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?As for Mamata Bannerjee or Didi, who is known more for her fascist ways than for being corrupt, the Saradha scam has spread its tentacles to the current West Bengal Chief Minister as well. Several of the TMC’s leaders have recently been questioned by the CBI in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. There are indications that the CM’s office may soon be approached for clarifications. (Source – Times)
  6. rahul gandhi sonia gandhi What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Whistle blower Subramanian Swamy was responsible for Amma’s incarceration, and if Sonia Gandhi or Madam may soon follow suit, this may also be due to the assiduous efforts of Dr Swamy. In the matter of the National Herald, a criminal complaint alleging breach of trust, dishonest misappropriation of property, cheating and criminal conspiracy was filed against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. The matter is pending and Justice VP Vaish of the Delhi High Court has direct that the matter be disposed of quickly in the interests of justice. (Source – Hindustan Times)
  7. Kalmadi What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Suresh Kalmadi has also seen the inside of Tihar (and also claimed to have dementia during that time) in connection with the CWG scam after where he was arrested on charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy (Sections 120 and 420 of the IPC). A charge sheet against Kalmadi as the “main accused” in the matter was filed in May 2011 and the matter is pending before the court. (Source – The Hindu)
  8. Pawan Kumar Bansal Indian Railway Minister What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Pawan Bansal’s involvement in the railways scam came to the fore in May 2013. Though he is not directly accused in the matter, he is a material witness in the case against his nephew Vijay Singla. The matter did compel Bansal to resign and seems to have effectively dealt a death blow to this political career. (Source – DNA India)
  9. Amar Singh at the India Economic Summit 2008 cropped1 What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Colourful politician Amar Singh is known as much for his celebrity friends as for his run-ins with the law. In the matter of his alleged involvement in the cash for votes scam, he has been accused of offering bribes to three BJP MPs in 2008 and has been charge sheeted (Source – NDTV)
  10. 786px Praful Patel World Economic Forum 2013 300x229 What about All the Other Politicians Who Have Cases Pending?Then there are others who have been in the news for their involvement in various alleged matters that range from the merely shady to the downright criminal. There is the matter involving Praful Patel where questions were raised as to whether the then Civil Aviation minister had been bribed were raised. Then there was the matter of Robert Vadra and his land grabs. As of now neither has been formally accused in any case filed. Seeing the fate of Amma, one wonders if this is only a matter of time, though.

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