"I was surprised that a person who is holding the post of Chief Minister has levelled an allegation against me. His intentions appear to be malafide, otherwise he would not have levelled such baseless allegations,” Sibal told reporters here. SP hits out at Kejriwal for calling Mulayam corrupt JPN/Agencies
"I am surprised that he dubbed me as corrupt. I give him two days to hand me the proof of my corruption otherwise he should resign from his position," he added.
Sibal said if Kejriwal is able to prove his allegations, then he would resign as a Union Minister and also quit politics.
"I have already warned him and I say it today also. No one has so far made allegations against me about my public life. There are no complaints against me. There are no FIRs. If he is able to prove that I have been convicted by a court in a corruption case, I will not only resign as minister, but also quit active politics," he said.
Kejriwal on Friday drew a list of "corrupt" politicians against whom the Aam Admi Party (AAP) has decided to field candidates. The list included Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, several UPA Ministers, Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, Union Ministers P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde and former BJP president Nitin Gadkari.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is accused of propagating dynastic politics and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, whose name also figures in the list, faces the allegation of criminalization of politics.
The Samajwadi Party also lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister for calling party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav a "corrupt" leader who should not be allowed to enter the Parliament.
Reacting to Friday's statement by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, where he said the Samajwadi Party supremo was among several corrupt politicians in India, party spokesman and Prisons Minister Rajendra Chowdhary said such words can only be spoken by a street-level politician.
"Such words for netaji (Mulayam), who has a long history of public service and struggle, can only come from an 'adh-kachra' politician," Chowdhary said in a statement.
"Politics has stooped so low that anyone can call a senior leader names," he said.
Criticizing Kejriwal for his brand of anarchical politics, the Samajwadi Party spokesman said the AAP leader has made no contribution to Indian politics and was making such statements to further his individual ambitions.
Stating that a sting operation before the Delhi Assembly elections exposed the AAP candidates, Chowdhary said Kejriwal was involved in forging accounts and illegally taking foreign funds during his NGO days.
"I was surprised that a person who is holding the post of Chief Minister has levelled an allegation against me. His intentions appear to be malafide, otherwise he would not have levelled such baseless allegations,” Sibal told reporters here.
SP hits out at Kejriwal for calling Mulayam corrupt