IAC versus Cong: Kejriwal challenges Khurshid in Farrukhabad

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Arvind Kejriwal Salman Khurshid
New Delhi, Nov 1: Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal and members of India Against Corruption (IAC) are all set to protest against External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday, Nov 1. In fact, Kejriwal and IAC members are going to renew their battle against Khurshid in his home turf Farrukhabad.

Kejriwal and his supporters are running a campaign and demanding the resignation of Khurshid following alleged financial irregularities in the functioning of the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust. The trust is run by Khurshid and his wife Louise. The district administration of Farrukhabad had earlier given permission to the IAC activist to hold a rally.

With slogans like 'who owns Farrukhabad', Kejriwal's IAC is taking on Khurshid in his own bastion on charges of corruption. This comes despite a veiled warning from Khurshid against any such move.

"We're being threatened against putting posters, told not to enter certain localities. Today, they released a pirated CD against one of our members," an IAC member claimed. Another IAC activist Omendra Bharat added, "They've been trying to ensure that our show flops but we've been getting a tremendous response from the public. These guys are ready to stoop to any level to put us down."

Farrukhabad District Congress President Aftab Hussain said, "We've planned blockades along the route that Kejriwal is going to take. We'll be waving black flags and we're going to try our best to ensure that he's not able to reach the protest site."

The rally will be held at Aavas Vikas grounds in Farrukhabad.

Kejriwal had announced that he would hold a rally against Khurshid and protest against the alleged irregularities in the minister's NGO, Zakir Hussain Trust.

Kejriwal has threatened to further expose Khurshid for alleged irregularities in distribution of equipment to the disabled. Kejriwal had also alleged that fake camps were held to distribute these equipments and documents were forged to get further financial aid from the central government.

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