A list of some of the tainted In­dian politi­cians in­volved in re­cent cor­rup­tion scan­dals

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• A. Raja, former Union Cabi­net Min­is­ter for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, in­dicted in the 2G spec­trum scam, jailed and await­ing trial. • M. K. Kan­i­mozhi, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment in­dicted along with Raja in the 2G spec­trum scam, in jail for the past 100 days and more and await­ing trial. • Suresh Kal­madi, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment charged with crim­i­nal con­spir­acy and cheat­ing re­lated to 2010 Com­mon­wealth Games. Await­ing trail. • Madhu Koda, who re­signed as Chief Min­is­ter of Jhark­hand af­ter he was im­pli­cated in a Rs. 40000 crores ($8.8 bn) graft money case. In jail since Oc­to­ber 2009, barely months af­ter he got elected to Lower House of Par­lia­ment in the elec­tions held in May that year. On 10 Oc­to­ber 2009, the In­come Tax Depart­ment un­cov­ered over Rs 4000 crore in il­le­gal as­sets owned by Koda. The as­sets in­cluded ho­tels and three com­pa­nies in Mum­bai, prop­erty in Kolkata, a ho­tel in Thai­land, and a coal mine in Liberia. This is said to be the sec­ond-largest scam un­cov­ered in In­dia in 2009 and gets his name in­cluded in the list of con­tro­ver­sial In­dian busi­ness­men like stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan and stock mar­ket ma­nip­u­la­tor Har­shad Me­hta. • B. S. Yed­dyu­rappa, former Chief Min­is­ter of Kar­nataka im­pli­cated in the il­le­gal min­ing scam by the Kar­nataka Lokayukta. Await­ing pros­e­cu­tion. • Y. S. Ja­gan­mo­han Reddy. Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, charged with amass­ing black money. The CBI, in its 28-page FIR al­leges that Ja­gan Mo­han Reddy con­spired with his fa­ther late YS Ra­jasekhara Reddy and other in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies to “cheat the govern­ment of Andhra Pradesh in the mat­ter of grant­ing cer­tain fa­vors” to many com­pa­nies and that rules were flouted to al­lot li­censes for ports, SEZs in re­turn of huge sums of money dur­ing 2004-2009. • J. Jay­alalitha, Chief Min­is­ter of Tamil Nadu (serv­ing her third term), fac­ing Rs. 56-crore dis­pro­por­tion­ate as­serts case in Ban­ga­lore. Trial on since 1996.

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