Flaying Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for allegedly threatening India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Wednesday said Mr. Khurshid should be sacked if it was proved that he had made such comments.

“This kind of language does not befit a Cabinet Minister… [it] is the language of criminals going to the Tihar Jail and not of a Law Minister,” said CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta.

Commenting on Mr. Kejriwal’s exposés, Mr. Dasgupta advised the IAC member to move court if he had evidence of corruption against politicians.

“If he has enough evidence, why is he [Kejriwal] not moving court? Addressing press conferences every now and then is unjustifiable,” he said.

Accusing the Central government of veering completely towards the Right by pandering to corporate interests, the parliamentarian demanded a total change of complete policy, calling on trade unions to hit back at the scam-battered UPA-II government.

In the same vein, he also held the Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for corruption.

“The BJP, too, is partially supporting the government’s decision to allow FDI in retail,” said Mr. Dasgupta.

The 40th National Conference of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) would take place in the city against the backdrop of a 2-day strike by all 11 Central Trade Unions, said Mr. Dasgupta, who is also the general secretary of the AITUC.

FDI in retail, and its effects on farmers, consumers and the common man, is to be a vital topic in the conference that is scheduled to be held from November 27 to 30. The conference will be held in Mumbai after a gap of nearly 50 years. The last AITUC meet here was in 1965.


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