New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has granted permission to India Against Corruption (IAC) to hold a rally at the UP housing development department (Awas Vikas Ground) in Farrukhabad on November. Arvind Kejriwal, along with other IAC activists is scheduled to hold a dharna against law Minister Salman Khurshid. Earlier, they were declined permission citing security reasons.
Meanwhile, IAC has upped the ante against Law Minister Salman Khurshid. Differently-abled activists held protests against the minister outside the Prime Minister's residence on Saturday, demanding action against Khurshid for the alleged frauds committed by his trust.
Khurshid had earlier dared Kejriwal to stage a protest in Farrukhabad. But later he strongly refuted charges that he threatened Kejriwal on his proposed visit to Farrukhabad. "Why would I have threatened Kejriwal. What for? What would I achieve? What do you think is his stature, status and personality that I would condescend to take him on. He (Kejriwal) is too small, pathetically small to be in confrontation with our party. An ant does not destroy an elephant...a hundred ants in an elephant trunk will not hurt an elephant," Khurshid told PTI.
Arvind Kejriwal, along with other IAC activists, will hold a dharna against law Minister Salman Khurshid in Farrukhabad on Nov 1.
Suggesting that his statement was twisted out of context on daring Kejriwal to visit Farrukhabad, his Parliamentary constituency, Khurshid said, "If you decide that a story cannot be made without twisting what I have said, I would say run the whole clip and let people judge".
Khurshid said what he meant to say was that when Kejriwal will go to Farrukhabad, he will return with a "response" on his allegations. The Law Minister said that by saying that he will now use his blood, he meant that will use his own blood now to write his story.
"I cannot use somebody else's blood in my pen...I don't speak of violence and hurt. I don't speak of degrading or demeaning someone else," he said, adding "how can I threat?". Asked how could a politician considered sophisticated and suave use aggressive language against Kejriwal, Khurshid said, "I am not a machine. I am a human being".
(With additional information from PTI)