PM too has been exposed on row linked to Khurshid NGO fraud: Kejriwal, IAC

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 14:00 hrs

India Against Corruption (IAC), which is led by civil rights activist Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday decided to suspend its 'sack Khurshid' agitation, but vowed to continue its struggle against a corruption-ridden UPA-II Government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"We are suspending the agitation, not closing it," the IAC said.

Activists of the anti-corruption group said that they will now head to Farrukhabad, the constituency represented in the Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, and launch a protest against him there from November 1.

The group plans to go to villages and continue the fight.

Earlier in the day, levelling fresh charges against Khurshid, Kejriwal alleged that one Pankaj Kumar from Mainpuri whose name figures in the list of beneficiaries did not get any help from Khurshid's NGO-Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust.

"The document given to government says he has been provided with a hearing aid. But he has problems in his legs. He was not given any hearing aid," Kejriwal claimed in the presence of Kumar.

Claiming that Congress and other parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party have been "exposed" in the fight against corruption, Kejriwal also targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"He (Dr. Singh) too has been exposed. He does not speak. Congress and BJP are hand in glove. In a couple of days, (BJP chief Nitin) Gadkari will be exposed," he said.

He said if the country has Right to Reject as Anna Hazare demands, then these people will not get elected.

"During this Dussehra festival, we should not burn the effigies of mythical Ravan (and Meghdhoot and Kumbhakarna). Let us not burn their effigies. Let us select three people who are Ravans of the present," he said.

He also said that IAC activists will participate in a Mahapanchayat of farmers where they will expose alleged links between Robert Vadra, DLF and other companies in land deals.

He appealed Delhiites to switch off their lights for an hour in the evening on November two to protest against power tariff hike in the capital.

On Uttar Pradesh government's probe into the alleged irregularities of Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust run by Khurshid and his wife Louise, he said the Minister and the father-son duo of Yadav and Akhilesh will bail out each other.

Khurshid has denied the allegations of irregularities in his NGO.

"There is enough evidence building up but the question is who will conduct an investigation. Akhilesh Yadav? A case of disproportionate assets is pending against his father Mulayam Singh in Supreme Court. Who will appoint the government lawyer against Mulayam? The Law Minister will do.

"Now, Khurshid will save Mulayam Singh and Mulayam's son will save Khurshid," he said addressing IAC activists on the fourth day of their protest at Parliament Street demanding Khurshid's resignation.

Kejriwal presented a disabled person who alleged that he was not provided any help as claimed by the NGO.

"Why is the Congress defending Khurshid's NGO? What is the relationship? Is it Khurshid's NGO or is it the Congress party's NGO? The party is definitely involved somewhere," he said.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police's Economic Offences Wing today started collecting documents in connection with its probe into alleged financial irregularities in Zakir Hussain Trust run by Khurshid.

"EOW teams are collecting documents at various levels including state, divisional and district headquarters as a part of the investigation," Director General EOW, Subrat Tripathi. (ANI)

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