The main reason for his criticism is that he was not the first person to make this kind of allegation. The charge of corruption was first made by an advocate-activist Prashant Bhushan a few months ago. It was followed up by a chief minster who is known more for all the wrong reasons.
The issue was also raised in the apex court, the Supreme Court. The Court described the charge as ” non-authentic” and fictitious” and refused to entertain it not once but twice. Still, it was not given a nice burial. The likes of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is already facing a defamation case filed by union finance minister Arun Jaitley, made the same accusation again and again.
It is in this light that a TV anchor asked: should any serious charge like this without concrete evidence levelled against a man who holds the highest political office of the land ? ” It is falling politically very low”, some other commented.
The problem, perhaps ,is that there is no public outcry against this kind of wild allegation and the courts take a very long time to wind up the defamation cases. It’s time we gave another thought to this kind of low-level political utterances against any public figure without proper evidence.