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Lucknow: Anti-graft activist Arvind Kejriwal yesterday stepped up his attack on External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Farukkhabad and urged the people to “dismiss” their tainted representative in the 2014 polls, even as Congress workers clashed with his supporters.
“We urged the prime minister to sack him but he did not, now I request you to dismiss him in the general elections of 2014,” the India Against Corruption activist told an impressive and enthusiastic crowd. He asked the people to pit a disabled person as a candidate against Khurshid in the polls and also to ensure that the minister lost.
Earlier, the activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) which is backing Kejriwal, and the Congress workers clashed on the outskirts of Farrukhabad. The “skirmish was a minor one and some stones were pelted”, a police officer said adding that no one was injured.
Referring to his charges of corruption and forgery against the Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust run by Khurshid and his wife Louise, Kejriwal also accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in the state of trying to save the tainted union minister.
They say a probe is being conducted, Kejriwal said adding that: “Where is the need for the probe as it has already been done earlier this year.”
“Now the time has come to lodge an FIR against Khurshid,” Kejriwal said. IANS