Annu Tandon terms Kejriwal's allegation 'baseless, malicious'

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Unnao Congress MP from Uttar Pradesh Annu Tandon on Friday slammed India Against Corruption (IAC) activist-politician Arvind Kejriwal for what she termed 'frivolous and malicious' allegation of her stashing away Rs.125 crore in a Swiss bank.

Soon after Kejriwal made the allegation at a press conference here, Tandon told reporters that the allegation levelled by the IAC against her was "completely baseless."

"It is a completely baseless and malicious allegation. I completely deny any corruption," she said.

Kejriwal had claimed that Tandon and her late husband Sandeep Tandon had Rs 125 crore each stashed away in an HSBC Bank branch in Geneva.

"My husband is dead. I have nothing more to say on these allegations," Tandon said, in response to IAC naming him as one of those 700 Indians who had illegal money in Swiss bank accounts.

"It is not right on the part of Kejriwal to make such loose comments," she said, adding that she would discuss the next course of action on the allegation with her two sons.

She also dismissed the claims of IAC that she was close to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and was part of his core team.

"This claim is ridiculous. I am a member of parliament and a Congress member. Rahul ji and Sonia ji are my leaders. I am doing my job to the best of my ability in these capacities," she added.

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