Kejriwal dares PM, Sonia for debate

Kejriwal dares PM, Sonia for debate

Police, IAC activists clash outside Hoodas house

Kejriwal dares PM, Sonia for debate

A day after Congress leader Digvijay Singh raised questions about the funding of NGO associated with Arvind Kejriwal, the activist-turned politician on Sunday dared Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for a public debate on the issue of corruption.

Kejriwal further stressed that he will answer every question raised by Singh, but the Congress general secretary should convince his party’s top brass to first give reply to the questions related to corruption charges on the UPA government.

"We had put some questions to Robert Vadra and the prime minister. Let them answer first. Then, we will answer all questions from Digvijay Singh. I request Singh to encourage  Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh  or Rahul Gandhi to come for a public debate,” Kejriwal said here.

The anti – corruption leader went on to say that “if he (Singh) cannot convince his party bosses or the PM, people would think he is doing all this for cheap publicity and to divert attention."

The activist, who had been giving sleepless nights to the ruling dispensation with his revelation of alleged corruption and protests over the issue had called for another such demonstration outside Haryana Chief Minister Bhoopinder Singh Hoooda’s residence over Robert Vadra – DLF land deal issue.

The protest witnessed clashes between police and IAC activists with former resorting to the use of water canon and lathi charge to prevent them from barging into Hooda’s residence.

Meanwhile, a high drama unfolded at the press conference, called by Kejriwal to denounce the police action against his supporters as he was confronted with uncomfortable questions by a woman claiming to be a former IAC activist.