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Kejriwal trying to 'gain cheap popularity': Narayanasamy

PTI  Chennai, October 14, 2012
First Published: 12:47 IST(14/10/2012) | Last Updated: 13:06 IST(14/10/2012)

Stepping up its attack against anti-graft activist Arvind Kejriwal, Congress on Sunday charged him with trying to "gain cheap popularity" by levelling charges against Union law minister Salman Khurshid in connection with an organisation being run by his family.

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"This is cheap popularity. He does not know what is democracy, parliamentary procedures. He wants popularity and is using the media for this," Congress leader and minister of state in the PMO, V Narayansamy said.

Speaking to reporters at the airport in Chennai, he said Kejriwal would one day "feel the heat and learn a lesson." Defending Khurshid, he said there were no irregularities and maintained it was a private transaction where there was "no proof to show government support."

"Kejriwal is maligining people. He will feel the heat and learn a lesson," the minister said adding a 100 slogan-shouting persons cannot "decide the fate of the country."

He charged Kejriwal with furnishing "bogus account," regarding the money collected for social activist Anna Hazare's fast in Delhi demanding Lokpal.

Kejriwal had accused that Khurshid's NGO siphoned off money meant for disabled. The minister's wife and director of the NGO, Louise Khurshid, had described them as "baseless innuendos" and accused the activist of "doing politics usingthe shoulders of the disabled."


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