Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal attacked on MPs said, that they are “rapists, murderers and looters”, Kejriwal, however, chose to stand his ground, pointing out that one-third of the MPs were facing criminal charges. “In this Parliament, 163 members have cases of heinous offences against them,” he said on Sunday. While addressing an election rally in Ghaziabad , he had said, “In this Parliament, rapists are sitting, murderers and looters are sitting. How can you expect Jan Lokpal Bill to be passed by Parliament? How can you expect that you can get reprieve from poverty and corruption.”
Reacting to Kejriwal’s statement, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said it was an insult to Parliament and people of the country who elect MPs and MLAs. The BJP described the statement as “utterly disgusting”. BJP’s chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “It is utterly disgusting the institution of Parliament is a shining symbol of our democracy.