10 Most Corrupt Indian Politicians

While everyone has been animatedly supporting Anna Hazare's fight against corruption, people seem to have forgotten who the people are who actually led to this situation. The peak of irony was when Anna was, allegedly, lodged in the same jail that housed the people who were responsible for two of the biggest scams in the country ever. How must the authorities have felt when they saw Raja and Kalmadi fill their plates while Anna was on a fast because of their misdeeds? Corruption has become an unavoidable part of politics and every now and then, one or the other politician re-affirms this fact. Here is our pick of the 10 most corrupt politicians of India. Suresh Kalmadi

Suresh Kalmadi, almost single handedly caused a loss of hundreds of crores of rupees to the country. The Commonwealth Games, organized by Kalmadi was no less than a loot with numerous reports of the magnum opus event being soaked in corruption making headlines way before the Games had even started. Apparently, out of Rs. 70000 crores spent on the Games, only half of the amount was actually spent. Owing to his involvement in the scam, Kalmadi was charged with corruption and sent to Tihar jail. A. Raja

Following the shocking exposure. She was charged with corruption when the Taj Heritage Corridor Case was uncovered. Raja as he is generally called. Mayawati Mayawati has always been criticized for ostentatious display of power in her state. Lalu Prasad Yadav . she had paid an income tax of Rs. where she usually appears decked in diamond jewellery and also accepts public donations for which. A. She has allegedly used her status as chief minister to amass large amounts of personal wealth. Andimuthu Raja at the centre. she often comes under fire. Raja was indicted and forced to resign. which placed her amongst the top 20 taxpayers of the year. he is too has been lodged at the Tihar jail and is awaiting his trial.000 crore had former Union Cabinet Minister for Communications and Information Technology. which was the largest that the country had seen in a long time. was the prime accused in the 2G spectrum scam. 176.A scam worth Rs. 26 crores. Mayawati's birthdays have always been media events. Presently. Her assets are worth millions of dollars and in the year 200708.

Furthermore. and only the third independent legislator to assume the office of chief minister in India. Koda was arrested on charges of money laundering and is still in prison following the rejection of numerous bail applications. Madhu Koda was responsible for a scam worth over Rs. Madhu Koda Former Jharkand Chief Minister.The fact that Lalu Prasad Yadav has been an accused in 63-odd cases serves for the fact that Lalu stands as one of the strongest competitor in the list. 950 crore approximately. the Maoists received a 30% share of the booty. Mulayam Singh Yadav . The man exploited the state's natural resources by licensing illegal mining leases and stashing away the wealth amassed during the undertaking. The biggest scam that rocked Lalu's political career was the fodder scam which involved the embezzlement of Rs. The accusation of nepotism against him has come up time and again but hardly any action has been taken against him owing to his 'connections' in the government. 4000 crore.

Mulayam Singh Yadav is also known as one of the most corrupt ministers in the country despite not being directly involved in any major scams. Karunanidhi The corruptions charges against M. as well as notorious foe extreme nepotism shown under his rule. Mulayam Singh had one major allegation levelled against him– accumulation of disproportionate assets. Raja. Sharad Pawar . He was accused of lending support to the LTTE and was indicted for abetting the LTTE in the interim report which oversaw the investigation into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. He was a leading player in the cash for votes scams that are common in the southern region. is the fact that the main accused in the 2G scam. Karunanidhi reportedly institutionalized corruption in the South. Not so surprising. Apart from his name being involved in appointments of tainted officers and mishandling of his power as chief minister. The case drew limelight on his sons and daughter-in-law as they too were holders of the assests that amounted to crores of rupees. A. considers him to be his mentor. Karunanidhi are so many that he is often referred to as the king or emperor of corruption.

750 pairs of footwears. Jayalalithaa The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has a staggering 46 corruption cases against her. A raid in her residence and business establishments led to the seizure of some 28 kg of jewellery (worth Rs 51 crore).Very few people can miss the cosy relationship that Sharad Pawar shares with power and money. 70 million coal import scam. Tansi land deal case. Amongst the various scams were the Rs.Every now and then. amongst many others. He was also accused in a multi-crore scam involving wheat imports and institutions headed by him and his close associates were served notices by the Bombay High Court for showing favoritism to his family. BS Yeddyurappa . He was named by Abdul Karim Telgi. stating that it was Pawar's brainchild to print fake stamp papers across the country and mint money. She along with her former cabinet colleagues and senior bureaucrats who worked with her are still facing investigation with regard to corruption. Pawar draws flak for alleged investments made by him and his family in various illegal projects. 10. 91 wrist-watches. case of disproportionate assets and colour TV case.500 sarees. during a narcoanalysis test. 41 air-conditioners. etc.

(MensXP. B.mensxp.html to be caught in the web of corruption is former Chief Minister of Karnataka. A lot of blame game followed and ended up with Yeddyurappa losing his ministerial post last month. the one that toppled his career was his alleged involvement in the illegal iron ore export scam in districts of Karnataka.The most recent politician http://www. S. Despite his denial. his image as one of the most corrupt politicians of the country will not fade anytime soon. Yeddyurappa.com) .com/special-features/top-10/5458meet-the-top-10-young-politicians-of-india. While he has a number of corruption lying against him.

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