Arvind Kejriwal today posed five questions for Law Minister Salman Khurshid who along with his wife, face allegations of embezzlement and fraud over an NGO owned by them.
A sting operation by the news channel Aaj Tak had stated that the Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, owned by Khurshid and his wife Louise, was involved in cases of financial misappropriation and forgery — a charge that the couple refutes.
The law minister has said he will give proof today at 3 pm to prove his detractors wrong.
Meanwhile anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal, has now posed five questions for Khurshid over the scandal. They are as follows:
1. Salman Khurshid’s NGO forwarded a letter written by Uttar Pradesh state government to the Central government asking it to release funds. The letter was signed by then special secretary Ramraj Singh. However, Singh has told media that he did not sign such letter as he had retired by then. Does Khurshid accept that his NGO forged Ramraj Singh’s signature to get grants from the Central government?
2. Salman Khurshid’s NGO has put forward an affidavit by former CDO J B Singh in which he has appreciated the organisation’s work. J B Singh says that this a fake affidavit and he did not issue it. Does the law minister accept that this affidavit is fake?
3. On June 12, 2012, Uttar Pradesh state government wrote to the Central government highlighting fraudulent signatures on the NGO’s reports. According to Salman Khurshid, is the state government’s letter fake?
4. Salman Khurshid’s NGO claims that it conducted camps on various occasions for specially abled people. UP government’s probe says that no such camps were conducted. What does he ( Khurshid) have to say on this?
5. Many disabled people enlisted in the list of beneficiaries of Khurshid’s NGO say that they never received any grant or equipment. If some of them say that they have not received any benefits from Khurshid’s NGO, will he resign as union law minister?