An openly furious Law Minister Salman Khurshid said anti-corruption activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal was welcome to go to his constituency of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh to campaign against him, but ominously questioned if he would be able to return.
“He can go to Farrukhabad but he should also return from Farrukhabad..” Khurshid was shown telling his supporters amidst loud cheers and catcalls.
In the undated video that was reportedly recorded at a closed door meeting in Farrukhabad, the law minister is also heard saying that he had worked with as a law minister but was also prepared to work with blood.
“I have been made the Law Minister and asked to work with the pen. I will work with the pen but also with blood.”,” Khurshid said to cheers. What he meant though is open to interpretation.
He also said that also said that Kejriwal would get the answers to all the questions he had asked.
The comments are in response to an announcement by Kejriwal that he would take his agitation demanding Khurshid’s resignation to the minister’s constituency of Farrukhabad. The IAC activist is alleging discrepancies against an NGO run by him and his wife.
The minister, who recently returned to India after being feted at Oxford University, was met with allegations of financial mismanagement and using forged documents in the Zakir Husain trust.
On 14 October, Khurshid had denied all charges of allegations and said that he and his wife were not guilty of financial mismanagement. He also presented evidence which was subsequently refuted by Kejriwal.
“Why would a law minister, who has taught at Oxford need to forge signatures?” Khurshid had said during an interview when questioned about the allegations leveled against him.