Bulandshahr: The two controversies- Rs 71 lakh scam involving Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid and unprincipled link between Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and construction giant DLF- seem to have strong connections with Bulandshahar.

It might be a coincidence, but the fact cannot be overlooked that KP Singh, the chairman of the controversy ridden DLF and RP Singh, the organizer of the camps of  Khurshid’s Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, are not only from the same city, Bulandshahar, but also share a close relationship.

KP Singh is the uncle of RP Singh and both share strong ties with the two major graft cases making rounds in media these days.

The trust, run by Khurshid and his wife Louise, has held camp in Bhapur on April 2, 2010 where supporting aids and tricycles were distributed among the differently abled people. Interestingly, most of the villagers claimed to have not received any equipment from the trust. Moreover, the list featuring names of 42 beneficiaries carry forged signature of the then disabled welfare official.

It is noteworthy, the trust in its documents have claimed that the camps were organized in Buhanpur and not in Bhapur. But AK Gautam, District disabled welfare officer, said that the investigations into the matter further revealed that no such place existed in the district and the camps were actually held in Bhapur.

On Sunday, Khurshid held a press conference to clarify his stand on the matter. RP Singh also accompanied him there.

Taking a safer side, RP Singh replied to the media that he has no connections as well as information of the alleged irregularities.

“Being the organizer, I had organised the camps. I have no clue about how many disabled were benefited or whether forged signatures were used or not,” RP Singh has said.

Khurshid had produced documents and pictures on Sunday to prove that camps were held in Uttar Pradesh in 2011 to provide hearing aids and tricycles to disabled by his trust.

Khurshid denied any wrongdoing by the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, of which he is president and wife Louise is project director, and said he would pursue legal action against a TV news channel which first aired allegations of financial misappropriation in the running of the trust.

JPN/Bureau

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