Farrukhabad: The campaigning ‘faceoff’ between India Against Corruption’s (IAC’s) Arvind Kejriwal and the ‘newly elevated’ External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid escalated to the next level on Monday, with the supporters of both the parties indulging in blame-game against each other.

Kejriwal’s supporters were seen carrying placards and pamphlets that read ‘Khurshid is under the impression that Farrukhabad dances to his tunes’, followed by ‘we are coming to break your illusion’.

Congress supporters on the other hand downplayed Kejriwal’s campaigning claims by stating that Kejriwal should answer Digvijay Singh’s questions first.

They reiterated that Arvind Kejriwal should some out with answers on his NGO Kabir, and whether it had received USD 172,000 in 2005 and USD 197,000 in 2008 from Ford Foundation or not.

The fact that Kejriwal was a former civil servant, Singh had asked him whether he had taken permission to receive these foreign and private funds for his NGO when he was still in service.

Farrukhabad, which is Salman Khurshid’s parliamentary constituency, is slated to see a rally led by Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters on November 1 against Khurshid, alleged of bungling money worth Rs 71 lakh via his Zakir Hussain memorial Trust for the physically challenged.

Notably, the Uttar Pradesh government on October 28 gave permission to Kejriwal to hold the rally in the district after denying it earlier.


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