Bhubaneswar: Minister of state in the PMO V Narayanasamy said Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid would not resign unless allegations against him were proved by an inquiry being conducted by the Uttar Pradesh government.

"The Law Minister will not resign unless the allegations against him are proved. The government of Uttar Pradesh is conducting an impartial inquiry into the allegations. Let us wait for the report," Narayanasamy told reporters here.

Cautioning that jumping to conclusion on the basis of allegations is "unethical," Narayanasamy said the minister and his wife had already clarified certain facts.

He said he was optimistic that the people would teach a lesson to India Against Corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal for making false charges of siphoning off funds by an NGO run by Khurshid and his wife in the elections.

Narayanasamy said he had been claiming from the beginning that Kejriwal harboured political ambitions. "This has been proved now," he said.

"Kejriwal has been making allegations against political leaders in a half-baked manner. He is not keeping records or verifying charges before making allegations publicly. This is very unfortunate," Narayanasamy said.

Each MP represents at least 10 lakh people and he or she is answerable to them, he pointed out, saying the media were projecting allegations by "civil societies".

Describing IAC as a "divided house", he said when Anna Hazare had started his movement, he had stated that they had no political ambition.

They said "no politics", but they told lies to the country. Now they announced that they would contest elections in Delhi.

(Agencies)

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