Kejriwal continues attack

He alleges tampering with evidence, mocks at Khurshids claims

A day after Union law minster Salman Khurshid showed pictures of camps held by his NGO for differently abled people and refuted allegations of embezzlement of funds, Arvind Kejriwal of India Against Corruption said he has more evidence to prove that the “NGO used corrupt means to get money from Central government”.

He also mocked at Khurshid’s claim of being honest, and said, “What kind of probe his organisation will go through when the Uttar Pradesh government has already done the probe?”

He accused Khurshid of tampering with evidence, saying if the Union law minister is given 10 days he will destroy all evidence in the case.

“With more and more evidence coming out about the scandal that involved forgery and swindling of funds meant for differently abled people, the task of IAC members has become easier.

Even the common people and the media are digging deeper into the scandal and coming out with new facts,” Kejriwal told some 200 supporters at Parliament Street, where for the last four days IAC and Rashtriya Viklang Party (RVP) have been protesting against Khurshid.

Congress backing

Kejriwal said he found it strange that Congress was batting for Khurshid.
“Is this the NGO of the Congress or of Salman Khurshid?” He called IAC activist Vivek Yadav from Mainpuri on the stage, and said Yadav has investigated some facts and figures about the NGO, digging up more instances of corruption.

Showing the beneficiaries’ list, Yadav said some surprising facts have come to light.
“The name Santosh Kumari, wife of late Ghanshyam, mentioned in the list of Khurshid’s Trust, is fictitious. The person could not be traced. Another listed beneficiary Shashi Mohan, son of Raja Ram, could not be found either. They were both listed as beneficiaries of a wheelchair each,” said Yadav.

“A Daya Ram, who is shown as a recipient of a wheelchair, is not even a physically challenged person. Congress members helped him in getting his eye operated upon and
got his signature as a recipient of a wheelchair,” Yadav add-ed.

‘More facts to come’

Kejriwal read out news clipping from dailies in UP, saying more facts are coming out.
“Khurshid may file defamation cases against all media organisations, so beware what you write,” he mocked. 

Kejriwal also called Pankaj Kumar, who has impaired legs, but was provided a hearing aid as per the list provided by Khurshid’s NGO — the catch is that Pankaj did not even get the hearing aid.

“I have neither attended any camp nor got any hearing device. I am handicapped in the leg and ear. God knows who put my name in the list,” said Pankaj.

While ending his fast on the appeal of RVP leaders, Kejriwal said they will assemble in Farrukhabad — represented in the Lok Sabha by Khurshid — and launch a three-day-long protest against the Union law minister starting November 1.

IAC also announced that it will lead the protest to the grassroots. For this, Kejriwal, Gopal Rai, Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh will visit UP and tell people about alleged misappropriation of funds by the NGO.

Kejriwal said he will expose on October 17 how five more senior leaders were involved in corruption and were looting the country. The protest against power tariff hike has not ended yet, he said, and appealed to supporters to switch off lights from 7 pm to 9 pm on November 2.

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