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BKU to protect Kejriwal during Farrukhabad visit

Last Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 15:42

Farrukhabad: Criticising Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for daring Arvind Kejriwal to stage a protest in Farrukhabad, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Tikait group) on Sunday vowed to thwart any attempt to harm the social activist during his visit to the district on November 01.

Khurshid`s recent statement was strongly condemned in a meeting of the organisation yesterday, and a decision was taken to protect Kejriwal and his team, general secretary of BKU, Laxmi Shanker Joshi, said.

During Kejriwal`s visit to Khurshid`s parliamentary constituency on November 01, lathi-clad farmers would be deployed to protect him, he said adding, if any person attempts to create disturbance then a reply would be made in the same vein.

Meanwhile, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has warned of serious consequences if any disruption was created during Kejriwal`s visit.

In a clear challenge to Kejriwal, Khurshid had dared him to stage a protest in his constituency and had said "let him also return from Farrukhabad".

"I have been made the Law Minister and asked to work with the pen. I will work with the pen but also with blood," he said at a closed-door function in Delhi whose footage was aired by some news channels.

Referring to Kejriwal`s threat to stage a protest in his home constituency from November 01, the senior Congress leader said, "Let them come and visit Farrukhabad. But let him also return from Farrukhabad."


First Published: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 15:42

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