Kejriwal urges PM to sack Khurshid, UPA under pressure

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New Delhi, Oct 12: Social activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal along with differently-abled people will hold a protest march towards Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence at 7RCR in New Delhi, demanding sacking of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid.

Kejriwal earlier had planned to gherao Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence but later he dropped the plan and announced that their protest march on Friday, Oct 12 would target the Prime Minister. The central government is under pressure as serious corruption charges have been hurled against its law minister.

A news channel conducted a sting operation and accused Khurshid's trust Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust of accumulating misappropriate funds meant for the differently-abled by forging signatures. Following the news channel report, Kejriwal mounted pressure on UPA to remove Khurshid who along with his wife Louise Khurshid run the UP-based NGO.

A member of India Against Corruption (IAC) was quoted as saying, "On Friday, the differently-abled people will march towards 7, RCR, the official residence of the Prime Minister. The earlier plans have been changed."

Despite corruption charges against them, Khurshid and his wife overruled all allegations and claimed to take both Kejriwal and the TV channel to court.

Reacting against corruption charges against his NGO, Khurshid said, "Do you really think I am mad? That I would siphon off money where we've been working for 15 people tricycles, giving people different implements? This is my constituency. You don't cheat on the people of your constituency."

"I don't think that Mr Kejriwal deserves a reply from anybody but we will take care of Kejriwal in due course of time," added the law minister.

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