New Delhi: Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday upped the ante on Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, following allegations that the NGO run by him and his wife Louise Khurshid has indulged in irregularities. (JPN/Bureau)
Arvind Kejriwal said that he along with disabled activists will gherao the residence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday demanding resignation of the law minister.
The report exposed a scam to the tune of Rs 71.50 lakh, in which the Union Ministry for Social Welfare and Empowerment had granted the whopping amount to the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, headed by the law minister for distributing tricycles and hearing aids to the disabled in 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Also, the then Tehsildar and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) have denied signing on the list comprising number of hearing aids and prosthesis aids, that were to be distributed in Kaimganj in Farrukhabad.
Notably, Khurshid is the president and his wife Louise Khurshid is the project director of the trust.
The report states that the Union ministry for social welfare and empowerment had been hinted about this in May 2011, but no one sought an inquiry.
However, Khurshid's wife Louise Khurshid has rebuffed the allegations and said it was "devoid of any merit, and is false, malicious and baseless".
In a statement, she said she herself had requested UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on September 17 to conduct an inquiry so that "truth is revealed and it is established that the trust has not forged the signatures of any officers of the state of UP".
New Delhi: Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday upped the ante on Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, following allegations that the NGO run by him and his wife Louise Khurshid has indulged in irregularities.