An ant can't destroy an elephant: Khurshid

NEW DELHI: There are people who are destined to greatness; there some who have greatness thrust upon them and then there is the third kind who are made great by gaffes of political figures.

And when it comes to Arvind Kejriwal, Union Law Mininster Salman Khurshid seems to have taken it on himself to make a hero out of the anti-graft activist. In this pursuit, Khurshid - in an interview to PTI - said that an "ant cannot challenge an elephant".

Taking on Kejriwal, Khurshid today said that the activist-turned-politician is harbouring a pipedream of taking on big political parties by trying to destroy them through allegations.

Kejriwal had alleged that Khurshid and his wife Louise had "siphoned off" the funds provided by the central government to the NGO that they run for disbursing it among the disabled in Uttar Pradesh by forging signatures of state government officials regarding aid camps in 10 districts that were never held.

Kejriwal's protest began following a TV channel allegation that Khurshid's NGO had siphoned off Rs 71 lakh.

When asked if he is threatened by Kejriwal, Khurshid said that he is too small to take on the Congress. Referring to Kejriwal, he said that an ant does not destroy an elephant.

Khurshid also said that if people think that political parties with years of history can be erased by baseless allegation, then they are wrong.

Khurshid had on October 17, had threatened Kejriwal daring him to visit the minister's constituency Farrukhabad.

The law minister also said, "I have been working with a pen for a long time. Now it is time to replace ink with blood."

Launching a bitter attack on Kejriwal, Khurshid was qouted by NDTV saying: "I don't give a visa to go there but it's a long road  to Farrukhabad is 300 km away. Let's get there first.  Let him go there, but he should keep in mind that he has to return as well."