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Congress takes on Kejriwal for imposing baseless allegations

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 14:42 hrs

New Delhi: Congress Party on Saturday hit out at activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal over the latter's charges against Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid, saying many people have made it their business to impose false and baseless allegations.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said nobody has got the right to impose baseless allegations in a democracy.

"Many people have made it their business to impose false and baseless allegations. The charges that have been levelled so far have always been proved wrong prima facie," he said.

Kejriwal has demanded the arrest of arrest of Salman Khurshid and his dismissal from the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II Government.

Salman Khurshid's wife Louise Khurshid earlier in the day dismissed the allegations levelled by Kejriwal, saying the document is not a CAG report, but an excerpt from initial internal inspection report.

Louise said the charges levelled against her trust are false and baseless.

"There is no CAG report. They are lying. I am surprised that Kejriwal being a former Income Tax Officer is not aware of the CAG report. The document is not a CAG report, but an excerpt from initial internal inspection report," said Louise.

"I have confirmed it from CAG office and the ministry. It is an initial audit report," she added.

Louise said that there is no ground for making allegations against the trust.

"We haven't forged signatures on the documents. We have not done any fraud. The CAG has not even questioned us. The CAG has told me there is no report against the trust. We are ready to give accounts of expenses. We are ready for full examination of all allegations," she said.

Louise said that she has filed a defamation case over the allegations made against the thrust.

Hindi news channel 'Aaj Tak' had earlier alleged that an NGO run by Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid had misappropriated funds meant for the differently-abled by forging signatures.

The Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, headed by Salman Khurshid, has come under the scanner after a TV channel exposed a scam to the tune of Rs 71 lakh.

According to Aaj Tak report, the Union Ministry for Social Welfare and Empowerment had granted Rs 71.50 lakh to the trust for distributing tricycles and hearing aids to the disabled in 17 districts of U.P.

Salman Khurshid is the president of the Trust, while his wife Louise Khurshid is the project director. 




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