Kejriwal protests near PM's house, wants Khurshid to quit

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 09:14 hrs

New Delhi: India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal Friday mounted pressure on the ruling coalition government staging a protest near the prime minister's 7 Race Course Road residence and demanded Law Minister Salman Khurshid's resignation.

He was accompanied by a group of differently-abled people from the Rashtriya Viklang Party.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, however, refused to meet Kejriwal, saying he had prior appointments.

Kejriwal said he wanted to submit a letter to the prime minister that contained the details of his allegations against Khurshid.

Kejriwal has alleged that that an NGO headed by Khurshid and run by his wife siphoned off lakhs of rupees that was meant for physically challenged people.

"A police complaint should be filed immediately against Salman Khurshid and his wife. Salman Khurshid should be removed from the cabinet till proven innocent. Both of them are influential people, they can tamper with evidence and pressure witnesses. They should be arrested immediately," said Kejriwal.

"Let's make this place another Tahrir Square (the focus of anti-regime protests in Egypt last year). People should take leave (from work) and join the protest. Now it's a fight to the finish. The prime minister will have to meet us and accept our demands. Khurshid has to resign. He should be arrested," he said.

Khurshid is planning to sue social activist-turned-politician Kejriwal for his allegations.

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