Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind KejriwalIndia Against Corruption

Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal continued his protest at Jantar Mantar on Monday demanding Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid to relinquish the office over the embezzlement charges against him.

Kejriwal dismissed all the explanations by Khurshid on charges of siphoning off funds meant for the disabled through the NGO headed by him and his wife, Louise Khurshid.

Reports said that he is suspecting that the alleged nexus between the Khurshid couple and Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government will destroy the evidence concerning the case on the pre-text of investigation. He has demanded for the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe in to the case.  

The core member of the India Against Corruption organisation said that he will come up with more evidence to prove the alleged role of the law minister in misappropriating the funds allotted to Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust.

Khurshid had arrived in New Delhi on Sunday from the US and convened a press meet that lasted for over two hours to refute the charges against him and his wife. He showed a couple of picture and documents supporting his claims that the trust carried out several camps in state of Uttar Pradesh and distributed hearing aids, tri-cycles and other equipments for the handicapped between 2009 and 2010.

The political couple also threatened to sue news channel Aaj Tak for raising false charges against them.

In wake of the alleged malpractices in the NGO, Khurshid will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and explain his position. The Congress has also backed the law minister, while ruling out the possibility of him quitting over the charges.