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India: Anti-corruption crew targets India Inc

Indian anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal -- who has emerged as this country's version of Julian Assange or its Joseph McCarthy, depending on who you ask -- now aims to take on some of the country's biggest industrialists.

Already, Kejriwal has sent serious shock waves through the establishment by leveling accusations against political figures like Robert Vadra (married to Sonia Gandhi's daughter), Salman Khursheed (leader of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh) and Nitin Gadkari (president of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party). But now observers are beginning to question what comes next, and whether India's largely impotent court system can follow these allegations through with legitimate prosecutions.

So the next step is.... Go after the company big wigs.

According to India Today, Kejriwal is all set to reveal another name on Wednesday at 4 pm. So far nobody knows the target, but addressing a rally at Manesar in Haryana, the activist-turned-politician hinted that it could be a tycoon, rather than a pol, saying companies such as Reliance and DLF "were looting the country with the government's help," the magazine reports.

"The attacks on industrial houses are likely to get shriller in the days to come," according to India Today. "Over the next one month, Kejriwal and his team are planning to attack the private power distribution companies in Delhi over the high power tariffs in the capital city," the magaznie quoted sources within the movement as saying.