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Oct 13, 2012 at 05:46pm IST

Allegations baseless, Salman Khurshid will respond on them: Louise

New Delhi: Louise Khurshid, the wife of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid slammed anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal and the TV channel that conducted a sting on her NGO, the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, saying that the allegations against them were baseless and that the minister would himself respond on them.

"We have signatures on all documents. What kind of allegations are these? These are baseless allegations. Salman Khurshid will respond on them," said Louise. Warning her detractors against interpreting her silence as admission of guilt, she said that she had worked as a journalist for 22 years and had asked for investigations herself. "I have asked for investigations myself. I have been a journalist myself for 22 years. The newspaper which reported it (names Times of India) should have spoken to us before reporting," said Louise.

Staying defiant, Louise said that if Kejriwal was ready to give an account of his expenses, "so am I". "There was complete transparency. This is not a CAG report. It is an audit report," she added.

Responding to Kejriwal's allegations that Khurshid and Louise did not organise health check up camps in 10 of the 17 districts they took funds from the Centre for, Louise said that there was video proof of the health camps. "Let them go to each one of the 17 districts. We did so much in the area of healthcare. This was the only one for which we took money from the government of India," she said.

Meanwhile, sources say that the Congress high command has asked its leaders to back Khurshid and Louise.

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