Bhartiya Kisan Union to protect Kejriwal during Farrukhabad visit

Last Updated : 21 October 2012, 10:56 IST

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Criticising Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for daring Arvind Kejriwal to stage a protest in Farrukhabad, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Tikait group) today vowed to thwart any attempt to harm the social activist during his visit to the district on November 1.

Khurshid's recent statement was strongly condemned in a meeting of the organisation yesterday, and a decision was taken to protect Kejriwal and his team, General Secretary of BKU Laxmi Shanker Joshi said.

During Kejriwal's visit to Khurshid's parliamentary constituency on November 1, lathi-clad farmers would be deployed to protect him, he said adding, if any person attempts to create disturbance then a reply would be made in the same vein.

Meanwhile, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has warned of serious consequences if any disruption was created during Kejriwal's visit.

In a clear challenge to Kejriwal, Khurshid had dared him to stage a protest in his constituency and had said "let him also return from Farrukhabad".

"I have been made the Law Minister and asked to work with the pen. I will work with the pen but also with blood," he said at a closed-door function in Delhi whose footage was aired by some news channels.

Referring to Kejriwal's threat to stage a protest in his home constituency from November 1, the senior Congress leader said, "Let them come and visit Farrukhabad. But let him also return from Farrukhabad."

Published 21 October 2012, 10:56 IST

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