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