IAC members protest as Khurshid arrives at Delhi Airport
Posted on: 10:50 AM IST Oct 14, 2012
New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption (IAC) members on Sunday protested at the Delhi Airport as Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in the country after a sting operation by a news channel alleged that an NGO, owned by him and his wife, was involved in cases of financial misappropriation and forgery, a charge denied by the couple.
The IAC members will take out a rally against Khurshid and his wife from Parliament Street in New Delhi to Connaught Place on Sunday, in a bid to put more pressure on the Union Minister to resign from his post.
The Law Minister faced protests at IGI airport here where activists of IAC raised slogans against him and attempted to show black flags. Khurshid, who was in London for the past few days, denied the allegations levelled by a TV channel and Kejriwal's IAC that the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust was involved in cases of financial misappropriation and forgery. "I will fight back the allegations with sufficient proof," he told reporters on arrival.
The protest by Kejriwal and disabled people demanding the resignation of Khurshid entered the third on Sunday. The protesters, who were detained two days ago and released on Saturday, continued their protest at Parliament Street and raised the pitch saying they will sit there till Khurshid resigns from the cabinet.
Khurshid's wife Louise, the project director of the NGO Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, had lashed out at Kejriwal, terming the allegations of "money bungling" as "baseless innuendos" and accused him of "doing politics using the shoulders of the disabled".