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Kejriwal displays emblem illustration with Rahul, PC

By A Correspondent
September 12, 2012 18:50 IST
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In Kudankulam, while addressing the media, India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal displayed an illustration, which shows the national emblem with Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti instead of the Sarnath lions.

Interestingly, this illustration has been made by the Madurai unit of the Congress.    

Kejriwal joined the Kudankulam agitation on Wednesday and called for a public debate to allay the fears of the villagers.

"Let all the papers be made public and there be a public debate on whether the plant is safe for the people. If it is proved that the plant is safe, then let the plant open and if it is unsafe,
let it be shut. We demand the poor not be charged. Let the government be transparent," he said.

He charged that the people were also being targeted by the law, pointing out that the charges framed against the villagers included that of sedition and attempt to murder.  "These unarmed people have been charged under sedition! Everyone in this country is being charged with sedition," said Kejriwal, who also made a reference to cartoonist Asee, Trivedi.

Earlier in the day, Trivedi, booked on charges of sedition for replacing the lions in the emblem with foxes in an illustration, walked out of Arthur Road jail in Mumbai. He was granted bail by the Bombay high court on Tuesday.

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