Salman might have conducted a few camps but the majority did not take place…
New Delhi : India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday rejected the photographic evidence produced by Salman Khurshid and said he would produce fresh proof against the Law Minister, whom he has accused of siphoning off funds through an NGO run by him and his wife.
“We will produce fresh evidence on Monday morning,” Kejriwal said, hours after Khurshid produced pictures and documents to prove camps were held for the disabled in Uttar Pradesh, for which the funds granted by Centre were utilised.
”Salman Khurshid must have conducted a few camps but the majority of them did not take place… I scoff at the proof he has produced…All that he has managed to show is one photograph. He is misleading the country. The photos also do not have a time frame. We will bring out more evidence,” Kejriwal added.
He dismissed the defence. “Till Khurshid remains the law minister, he can destroy each and every shred of evidence against him. There will be no fair inquiry into it,” he said.
Kejriwal also questioned why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was silent on the episode. “Does he think Khurshid needs to resign?” he asked.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal also accused the Akhilesh Yadav led-Uttar Pradesh government of colluding with the Centre in an attempt to shield the Union Minister. He was speaking at a dharna at Parliament Street.
Posing five questions to Khurshid, the activist claimed that the allegations were not his but emanating from the Uttar Pradesh government, which had conducted a probe and “established the irregularities.”
”…Already the issue has been probed. But now Akhilesh Yadav says this will be probed again. We suspect that it will not be a probe but an effort to destroy evidence. It appears that the issue has been settled between both of them (Yadav and Khurshid),” Kejriwal alleged.
IAC volunteers staged protests at the IGI airport when Khurshid arrived from London and later another group staged protests outside his residence. Kejriwal, who led a march at Connaught Place along with disabled people, challenged Khurshid to a public debate at Jantar Mantar.
In his address, Kejriwal asked Khurshid whether he accepts the contention of former UP Special Secretary Ramraj Singh that his signature was forged by the NGO to secure grants.