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Salman Khurshid cancels Haj pilgrimage owing to pressure

New Delhi, Oct 22 () : Law Minister Salman Khurshid who is going through a rough patch  due to the  corruption charges slammed against him is finding difficult to come out of the allegations and has  also decided to postpone  his Haj pilgrimage, said his close associates.

Khurshid who was planning to leave on Sunday on Haj pilgrimage, took the decision in view of the upcoming union cabinet reshuffle. Being under severe pressure over the allegation charges made by social activist Arvind Kejriwal who charged the Law minister and his wife to have cheated the funds of the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust that was intended for the disabled to buy some equipment, Salman Khurshid denied the allegation even after the Uttar Pradesh government has started to investigate the minister, who is the chairman of the trust and his wife the project director.

In an earlier report, Kejriwal alleged that after the allegations  he was threatened by Salman Khurshid who said,”Let  Kejriwal come to Farrukhabad, we will see how he returns  back  from here.”  Kejriwal also added that Khurshid threatened him to replace his pen in blue with blood.

Expressing concern over the Law Minister’s threat, Kejriwal said that Khurshid has been using such a language which no responsible ministers might use.  “He has threatened me to kill. By killing me, Khurshid cannot achieve his goal as the very next day hundreds of Kejriwals will be born. Instead of indulging in this goonda gardi, it is better the Congress tries to understand the anger of the people and take the appropriate step in finding solution to the ongoing corruption,” stated Arvind Kejriwal.

Earlier a TV news channel aired about the alleged irregularity by saying that Salman Khurshid has been misusing the funds of the  Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust that was under the control of the minister and his wife. Both Mr Khurshid and his wife demanded money from the government for conducting health camps in several districts but actually no camps were conducted, said the TV news.