New Delhi/London: Amid protests by Arvind Kejriwal, law minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday returned to the capital from abroad and said he will fight back the allegations that his NGO siphoned off money meant for disabled with sufficient proof.
The law minister faced protests at IGI airport on Sunday morning where activists of Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption (IAC) raised slogans against him and attempted to show black flags.
Khurshid, who was in London for the past few days, denied the allegations levelled by a TV channel and Kejriwal's IAC that the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust owned by him and his wife Louise was involved in cases of financial misappropriation and forgery.
"I will fight back the allegations with sufficient proof," he told reporters on arrival.
The protest by Kejriwal and disabled people demanding the resignation of Khurshid entered the third day.
The protesters, who were detained two days ago and released on Saturday, continued their protest at Parliament Street and raised the pitch saying they will sit there till Khurshid resigns from the Cabinet.
Khurshid's wife Louise, the project director of the NGO Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, had lashed out at Kejriwal, terming the allegations of "money bungling" as "baseless innuendos" and accused him of "politics using the shoulders of the disabled".
Salman Khurshid rubbishes all allegations
Law minister Salman Khurshid rubbished allegations that he was "doing politics using the shoulders of the disabled" saying he has nothing to hide. "Frankly nothing, nothing to hide. We have all the facts and I know personally, and these are camps... I have personally gone," he said in London.
Kejriwal and his supporters have demanded that Khurshid be arrested for alleged financial irregularities in the Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust.
Meanwhile, Khurshid returned to Delhi on Sunday and he is expected to give a detailed response to the charges levelled against him. He will hold a press conference to refute the allegations.
"Many of the officials that are being quoted or used to support the case that no camps were held, their picture are rare. And to all, I'll show that picture," he said.
Hitting out at his detractors, he said, "While in my own country, third-rate people are doing third-rate things."
Earlier, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal declared that "five top politicians", including BJP president Nitin Gadkari, were next in his firing line. "Five more politicians would be exposed very soon," Kejriwal said after addressing supporters at Jantar Mantar.
"We have received credible evidence against five top politicians, including Nitin Gadkari," he said, naming the BJP leader for the first time.
Kejriwal has decided to stay put at Jantar Mantar "for a few days" to build pressure on the government to act against Khurshid.