Arvind Kejriwal detained while protesting with differently-abled people near PM’s residence

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They were demanding the resignation of  law minister Salman Khurshid for alleged embezzlement of funds by his NGO Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust

Tehelka.com Bureau
New Delhi

Police detained around 150 members of team Kejriwal and Rashtriya Viklang Party in the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana for marching towards the Prime Minister’s residence in Delhi on Friday 12 October. They were demanding to meet the PM on the charges of embezzlement alleged by a news channel against the NGO run by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid.

Kejriwal has been demanding that Salman Khurshid should resign immediately and a police complaint be registered against him and his wife who run the NGO Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust. The trust works for the welfare of the differently-abled people in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Exhorting his supporters to turn the place of protest into “another Tahrir Square” earlier in the day, Kejriwal had declared that he will continue with his protest until he is allowed to meet the PM or Salman Khurshid resigns from his post as a minister. However, in a press release sent in the evening, NGO India Against Corruption has said that “Arvind Kejriwal and other activists have decided not to leave the makeshift jail at Bawana until Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid is removed from his post.”

Both Salman Khurshid and his wife have denied the allegations and have threatened to take legal action against Kejriwal. Louise Khurshid has termed the allegations as “false, malicious and baseless” and “devoid of any merit”. She has also written to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to conduct an inquiry so as to reveal the truth.

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