The battle between Union law minister Salman Khurshid and Arvind Kejriwal refused to die down as both sides on Saturday upped the ante with the latter launching an indefinite protest at Parliament Street until the minister resigns and is arrested alongwith his wife for alleged irregularities in working of their NGO meant for differently-abled.
However, a combative Louise Khurshid, wife of the minister, slammed Kejriwal for allegations of money bungling and also trashed speculations of Khurshid resigning.
After their release from a makeshift jail in Bawana on outskirts of the national capital Saturday Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and others reached Parliament Street where they announced that they are sitting on an indefinite protest till the time Khurshid is removed from the cabinet and arrested along with his wife.
Kejriwal along with his supporters was detained on Friday from near India Gate when Delhi Police stopped them from marching towards prime minister Manmohan Singh’s Race Course Road residence where they wanted to give a letter demanding Khurshid’s resignation. After reaching Parliament Street, Kejriwal lashed out at Khurshid and his wife alleging that they misused funds meant for differently-abled people. He also questioned the silence of the BJP on the issue.
On as to why don’t they approach court, Kejriwal said: “This fight will be fought on streets as we want people to get rid of fear of standing against politicians. That is why we are not going to court.”
However, Louise, who is the the project director of the NGO Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, vehemently defended themselves.
“There is no inquiry against Khurshid either by the Centre or any report by the CAG. So why should he step down? We have spent huge money serving the people of our constituency Farrukhabad for which we did not take anything from the government. We will not soil our hands for an amount like Rs70 lakh. We have done nothing wrong,” Louise said.