Salman Khurshid

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Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 16, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 16, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 16, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Narasimha Rao ) : "We believe that all other places of worship should remain in the status they are and they were. We should not make an attempt to change the status of any place of worship, that will only lead to huge conflict and it is to avoid such conflict that the Narasimha Rao government passed the Places of Worship Act," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “This government is selling off public sector companies diluting the reservation for jobs in government entities. Therefore, we are seeking quota in the private sector to protect the interests of the weaker section,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid claimed : “the idea was to first pass the bill and then think about the share for the weaker section,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Therefore, a conscious strategic decision was taken that let us get the quota first then we will see about further segmentation. Now we have lost a lot of time and politics has also undergone a significant change since then and we believe that now is the right time to make it clear where you stand," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "We don't want anyone to believe that there is a hidden agenda that you bring in women but you bring in women that find it easy to get elected. Therefore, after thoughtful inputs we came to the conclusion that we recommend to CWC that now the time has come to take the bull by horns and make sure we get quota within quota all pushed in one go," "There is no inconsistency, we have moved on from that position where we felt strategically that the quota should come first," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : “Sometimes you have to push legislation strategically. We were committed to a quota for women. The problem about quota within a quota was that we had assumed that there would not be easy agreement and consensus on that. And as a result, we would lose out on the reservations for women at that stage. Therefore, a conscious, strategic decision was taken that let’s get the quota (for women) first and then we will see about further segmentation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Now we have lost a lot of time. And politics has also undergone a very, very important significant change since then. We do believe that now is the right time to make it very clear where you stand. We stand for women participating in a fulsome manner… in the sense… that women from all categories should be able to participate. We don’t want any people to believe that there is a hidden agenda that you bring in women but you bring in women only who find it easy to get elected. Therefore, after thoughtful consideration… and inputs that we got from all our colleagues… and from people from the social sector we came to the conclusion that we should recommend to the CWC that now the time has come to take the bull by the horns that make sure that we get quota within quota all pushed at one go,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “It is the law of the land and it has been upheld by the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya judgement and there is no reason for any departure from it,” “We had brought this legislation [Places of Worship Act] for closure and we would not want the closure that we had hoped for and prayed for to be disturbed,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 14, 2022 6:38:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "The Gandhi family is the party's integrating factor and the best possible leadership option in this moment of crisis," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "There was a free and frank discussion in the CWC. There were issues that people who belonged to G-23 raised and they were heard with all humility and seriousness and there was a friendly exchange of views. And then they participated in that decision (reposing full faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Of course, there are people who say he should be full time president and he should be really accessible to us the way Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr Rajiv Gandhi were accessible to us or in previous years Sonia Ji was accessible to us. A lot of people do say he should be more accessible to us but they want him to be president," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "There was a free and frank discussion in the CWC. There were issues that people who belonged to G-23 raised and they were heard with all humility and seriousness and there was a friendly exchange of views. And then they participated in that decision (reposing full faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Of course, there are people who say he should be full time president and he should be really accessible to us the way Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr Rajiv Gandhi were accessible to us or in previous years Sonia Ji was accessible to us. A lot of people do say he should be more accessible to us but they want him to be president," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "There was a free and frank discussion in the CWC. There were issues that people who belonged to G-23 raised and they were heard with all humility and seriousness and there was a friendly exchange of views. And then they participated in that decision (reposing full faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Of course, there are people who say he should be full time president and he should be really accessible to us the way Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr Rajiv Gandhi were accessible to us or in previous years Sonia Ji was accessible to us. A lot of people do say he should be more accessible to us but they want him to be president," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Kapil Sibal ) : “In fact, people who were associated with what Kapil Sibal was associated with….the demand for accountability and elections… They did not even agree when elections were suggested to be advanced [at the CWC meeting]. They said the dates have been fixed and let the elections happen on that date…So unity in a time of crisis is also an important virtue. Is that virtue being respected or not?” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid alleged : “Despite raising our concern, 6 persons accused in poll violence which led to murder, have been released on bail in the first week of March 2022 in Heirok Constitutency,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “it is not written anywhere in our Constitution and law that someone should do what we want him/her to do” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Every person has the right to make decisions about his/her life. If anyone is harmed by his/her style of work, then you can request him/her that it is my loss because of this. What does someone wear to protect his/her self-respect? This can cause no harm to anyone,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "PK has curious take on democracy. He uses divinity to question democratic choice of Congress workers. This tells us that copy book wisdom about politics does not factor human conduct. Politics is not ONLY about winning elections. But how does commerce know?" External link

timesofindia Friday, December 3, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “I have not called these guys terrorists, I have just said they are similar in distorting religion. What Hindutva has done, it has pushed aside Sanatan Dharma and Hinduism and it has taken over a robust, aggressive position similar to Boko Haram and those other guys,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : "Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years" External link

economictimes Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : “I hoped to open these doors to my friends who have left this calling card. Am I still wrong to say this cannot be Hinduism,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 15, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote : "So such is the debate now. Shame is too ineffective a word. Besides I still hope that we can reason together one day and agree to disagree if not more," External link

timesofindia Monday, November 15, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid written : "Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years" External link

timesofindia Monday, November 15, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Those who misuse religion, irrespective of what religion they follow, are the enemies of religion. ISIS and Boko Haram defame Islam but no Islamic followers opposed it. I had not said ISIS and Hindutva same, I had said that they are similar," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Those who want to do politics can do politics & those who want to write books can do so. My book is for Hindu-Muslim unity & make people understand that SC Ayodhya judgement is a good judgement. My book is a call for unity and those who are misusing religion should be rejected. Those who are indulging in politics are actually afraid of the truth that has come to the fore," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : "Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I don't want to engage [Azad] in an argument because I think he must have said it in a casual moment before he had given it some serious thoughtful consideration. But if he said it, we respect him for what he says, he is a senior person, but it will not make me change my mind," External link

rian-en Friday, November 12, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "It may seem exaggerated to him, it does not seem exaggerated to me," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I don't want to engage him (Azad) in an argument because I think he must have said it in a casual moment when he had nothing serious thoughtful consideration of it. But if he said it, we respect him for what he says, he is a senior person, but it will not make me change my mind," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I have not called these guys terrorists. I have just said they are similar in distorting religion. What Hindutva has done, it has pushed aside Sanatan Dharma' and Hinduism and it has taken over a robust, aggressive position similar to Boko Haram and those other guys," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid says : “Thus, two bold voices in the government were roused. Calls were made to Principal Secretary A N Verma, who suggested that we speak to the PM. We got through to the PM and suggested to him that Rajesh Pilot be included in the group that was flying to Faizabad. He in turn asked us to speak to A N Verma again, and thus the chase continued for a while, until we were told that the PM would not be available, having turned in for the night,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 12, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : “Understandably, most were at a loss for words, but Madhavrao Scindia broke the ice to say how we all felt for Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. The reaction of the embattled PM took us by surprise when he retorted, ‘Please spare me your sympathy’. I do not recall the meeting having lasted long or indeed any substantive further steps being discussed” External link

expressindia Friday, November 12, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : “I have praised Hinduism and Sanatan Dharm. I hold it in highest esteem. But the manner in which they have twisted religion and given it completely new structure and definition which is described as Hindutva. (It is) something that completely unacceptable to any civilised person,” External link

news18 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told ( about Vinod Rai ) : "Does it now not appear that the then CAG, Shri Vinod Rai, was the Agent Provocateur ? To recollect, Rai had authored a CAG report that threw a sensational number of presumptive losses of Rs 1.76 Lakh crores to the exchequer in the grant of 2G spectrum licenses. The report was a figment of imagination and a flight of fancy," External link

economictimes Friday, November 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "It is also not without coincidence that Rai, the then CAG, was appointed as Chairman of the all powerful, 'Banking Recruitment Board' with Union Minister of State status. However, Rai has not uttered a word either on the Rs 13,500 crore PNB Bank Fraud or on the thousands crores lost in bank frauds and escape of Nirav Modi-Mehul Choksi-Lalit Modi-Vijay Mallya and many others, despite being chairman of the Board," External link

economictimes Friday, November 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "It's now only unravelling. How history will have to be written again and again until the truth comes out is becoming apparent and has been validated by the affidavit filed by Rai," "Let Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Vinod Rai and all others tender an unconditional apology to the Nation....," External link

economictimes Friday, November 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Vinod Rai, Gen V.K. Singh, Kiran Bedi [former Lt. Governor of Puducherry], Baba Ramdev, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare [all were part of the anti-corruption movement against the UPA], the BJP-RSS and those who maligned the Congress must apologise to the nation. This conspiracy has cost the nation dearly,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : "They say that Hinduism is alone. We say that Hinduism is accompanied by other religions. I am confident that the state will decide in our favour," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid remarked : "But, I do believe that there is a lot of disquiet and anger against this government. How this anger will pan out in the election, who will finally be seen as an alternative that can defeat and replace the government, I think all that will become apparent during the dynamics of the election," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : "Have these people (BJP) never done tourism? Somebody undertakes spiritual tourism, somebody does another type of tourism. Have they never done tourism? Why are they so afraid?" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote ( about Palaniappan Chidambaram ) : “But of course Mr. Chidambaram let us all talk, not just talk but talk with each other,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 1, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "But someone who talks about elections who has never got anywhere with elections in the past I think is being a little unfair to us," External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “I feel very, very bad. I feel very low because his father was a good friend of mine. He’s been a very good friend of mine. We’ve all liked him as a younger brother, as a younger person and I’m deeply sad that he decided to go. But that’s his choice, his decision. Let it rest there,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “I feel very, very bad. I feel very low because his father was a good friend of mine. He’s been a very good friend of mine. We’ve all liked him as a younger brother, as a younger person and I’m deeply sad that he decided to go. But that’s his choice, his decision. Let it rest there,” External link

news18 Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I think, BJP has done that (think-big strategy) where they had no existence at all. They tried to do it in other places where they still don't have any existence," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : "Of course, we continue to face that problem of irrational division along castes and communities, and that will get resolved over a period. That (the division) can't be something which can be wished away. It will get resolved over a period" External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The last few days have been black days for the democracy of Assam. BJP has resorted to everything that could be categorized as undemocratic. As soon as the picture started clearing out, BJP has gone from bad to worse,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The pride of Assam has always been about identity. BJP has throughout the campaign attempted to destroy tenets of democracy and the Assamese identity. Congress condemns all such moves that threaten the democratic identity of Assam. BJP believes in division, distortion and deceit,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The last few days have been black days for the democracy of Assam. BJP has resorted to everything that could be categorized as undemocratic. As soon as the picture started clearing out, BJP has gone from bad to worse,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 3, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The pride of Assam has always been about identity. BJP has throughout the campaign attempted to destroy tenets of democracy and the Assamese identity. Congress condemns all such moves that threaten the democratic identity of Assam. BJP believes in division, distortion and deceit,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 3, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “We should be careful and watchful while raising our issues so that the BJP doesn’t get a chance to polarise the society. We should also not be fearful in raising our issues. The Congress has always worked for the unity of the country but democracy today is under threat,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "We should be careful and watchful while raising our issues so that the BJP doesn't get a chance to polarise the society. We should also not be fearful in raising our issues. The Congress has always worked for the unity of the country but democracy today is under threat," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Gumnam of Congress too care about democracy" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "If we choose the latter what conviction will we carry with the innumerable workers who continue to hope that the darkness will give way. Besides, how will we be judged by history? It might be more important to worry about that than to seek a better place in the present," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Gumnam of Congress too care about democracy" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "If we choose the latter what conviction will we carry with the innumerable workers who continue to hope that the darkness will give way. Besides, how will we be judged by history? It might be more important to worry about that than to seek a better place in the present," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote : "One of the most versatile actor of his time Rajiv Kapoor aka Chimpu passed away. May his soul rest in peace," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid remarked : “What would be left if a judge could be bought,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "Because when somebody with such vast experience writes something, it's generally something you need to read in full to understand what is the context" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Best wishes to Hon'ble Congress President and UPA Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi. May she be blessed with good health," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarrelling with their tools? If the mood of the electorate is resistant to the liberal values we have espoused and cherished we should be prepared for a long struggle rather than look for short cuts to get back into power. If we are explicitly or implicitly willing to compromise with our principles to regain power we might as well pack up our bags. It is another matter that consolidation of our principled politics, like any cause, requires periodic re-appraisal and re-writing of strategy and logistics,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 23, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “See our leader and say you don’t look good without a label. The leader will take a call,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn’t talk about it in the public,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The leadership listens to me, I am given an opportunity, they (those criticising in the media) are given an opportunity, where does this thing come from that the leadership is not listening,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn’t talk about it in the public,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “See our leader and say you don’t look good without a label, the leader will take a call,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Why are we so worried that we have lost power and therefore we must get back into power in weeks or months or years etc. If it doesn’t happen for a while, we will continue to work. Politics is about the passion for a cause, politics is not about a pre-qualification for power. We must pursue our cause and we will pursue our cause,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “See our leader and say you don’t look good without a label, the leader will take a call,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : “Nobody has gone away, they are all here. The only insistence is on a label, why do you insist on a label. There is no president in the Bahujan Samaj Party , there is no chairman in the Left wing parties, only general secretaries…Every party cannot follow the same model,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn’t talk about it in the public,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "The leadership listens to me, I am given an opportunity, they (those criticising in the media) are given an opportunity, where does this thing come from that the leadership is not listening," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn''t talk about it in the public," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarreling with their tools?" External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," "Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile'. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The constant refrain of some persons should not be of aimless introspection, but for reaffirmation of fundamental principles we believe in," External link

mid-day Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarrelling with their tools?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “there is something called faith, not necessarily blind, in destiny” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "If the mood of the electorate is resistant to the liberal values we have espoused and cherished we should be prepared for a long struggle rather than look for short cuts to get back into power," "If we are explicitly or implicitly willing to compromise with our principles to regain power we might as well pack up our bags. It is another matter that consolidation of our principled politics, like any cause, requires periodic re-appraisal and re-writing of strategy and logistics," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarreling with their tools?” External link

india Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : “The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property,” “Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile’. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts,” External link

india Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," "Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile'. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments of the doubting Thomases in the party," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The favourite panacea of doubting Thomases, introspection and collective leadership, might do no collateral damage but is a bit over estimated. Our real redemption might be found in understanding the mind of the contemporary citizen" "So the constant refrain of some persons should not be of aimless introspection but for reaffirmation of fundamental principles we believe in. If we are explicitly or implicitly willing to compromise with our principles to regain power we might as well pack up our bags," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote : "Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self perceived impressions of just deserts. Great minds have self doubt, not the arrogance of doubting the world around themselves. That, in essence, was the message of the last Emperor of Mughal India" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : "When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarreling with their tools?" External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," "Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile'. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “As far as I remember, I am a member of one such society. They are very good people and doing some very good work. Office bearers of the society take care of the day-to-day work and they will respond to whatever accusations have been made. Everyone is not obviously involved in day-to-day functioning,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “If you pick up all the garbage there is, you will end up with over 17,000 sheets of a chargesheet. A chargesheet is supposed to be distilled, authentic, effective and useful evidence of a cognizable offence. If someone says that 12 people came and made provocative speeches, it can’t be that 12 people made the same kind of provocative speech and each one had the same level of provocation. Provocation and mobilisation is not a criminal offence in this country,” External link

india Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid says : “Provocation and mobilisation is not a criminal offence in this country,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Delhi Police have forgotten the law. I have never heard of any law which says that provocative speeches are illegal. That does not mean that I have made any provocative speeches. The speech has to be judged by its contents and the disclosure statements do not mention the words used in the speeches. This is a textbook example for the law students to show them how not to file a charge sheet and the lacunae which can be pointed out” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Provocative statements are not illegal statements,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “These are beginnings of a police state. Sweeping opinions given by individuals in the protection of the police are being put in a chargesheet which are not necessarily part of the chargesheet,” “These are supporting documents. If I find my name in a supporting document, what is purpose? Am I going to be called to help convict somebody or to defend somebody or am I going to be called to defend my own conduct? All this is completely unclear. Putting something by way of supporting documents of a chargesheet is a meaningless thing. The evidence will be what an individual gives in court. Not pieces of paper they have put in the chargesheet” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “All the industrial units are closed in this region. There was a time when the products of jute and rice mills of Araria were sold in Kolkata market,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 11, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "there should be no push for elections and consensus should be given a chance within the party on the issue. Rahul Gandhi has full support of the party and workers" External link

mid-day Monday, August 24, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : “Are not many, if not all authors of the letter not beneficiaries in the past, some even in the present, of the very system they find questionable?” External link

expressindia Monday, August 24, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “If someone is asking him (Rahul Gandhi) to come back as the party president, it is for him to decide. Whoever wants him to be the party president, I will join my voice. I hope that he will decide that he will be the party president again,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn't wear the label of a president, he remains a leader," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "there should be no push for elections and consensus should be given a chance within the party on the issue. Rahul Gandhi has full support of the party and workers" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

news18 Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn't wear the label of a president, he remains a leader," External link

news18 Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn't wear the label of a president, he remains a leader," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP . I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties,” “Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn’t wear the label of a president, he remains a leader,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties,” “Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn’t wear the label of a president, he remains a leader,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties,” “Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress,” External link

thehindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn’t wear the label of a president, he remains a leader,” External link

thehindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid tells : “The temple-mosque dispute was resolved by the Supreme Court and accepted by the people. The temple is welcome but it must be remembered that the court has also ordered construction of a mosque. The Prime Minister must support both” External link

outlookindia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The state is going through Covid crisis. Serum testing is happening now and depending on the results, lockdown might be imposed,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid replied : “No, it will become difficult with overcrowding” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The state is going through the Covid-19 crisis. Serum testing is happening now and depending on the results, lockdown might be imposed,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid replied : “No, it will become difficult with overcrowding,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “A lot of things are not understood outside the party. Whether the ethos of the Congress should transform, modify, evolve; these are the things that can only be talked about in the party and cannot have a timeline given buy the outside. Nobody’s perfect neither are we,” External link

news18 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : "Whatever call we take, Doklam mustn’t be repeated. It is for the government of the day to find the way and not for the Opposition to shoulder the burden. Our ability to pull off surgical strikes and air attacks, surely, is a reputation that does not confine itself to our western border. Of course, the target might not be an equally sitting duck. We need to draw the line of honour with care, but draw it we must. If ever India had a mann ki baat to say, it is this" External link

expressindia Monday, June 22, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Is this said to China or is it said for effect within India, these are not words that you use if you want to find a solution. It’s these kind of words that might prove China to do what it’s doing. It’s the responsibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to deliver peace or he has to deliver whatever else he wants to deliver but we are only there to save, we’ll support so long as legitimate path is taken and a sensible part is taken in dealing with China,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “We have an obligation under Right to education to provide education,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "We have an obligation under the Right to Education to provide education. The 2G internet connectivity is not sufficient for that," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "We are very, very seriously concerned about daily wagers who live in modest homes, people who have very little or no reserves or people who will have no way to fend at all. In a matter of days, in three-four days these are the people who really will be a serious situation. Something needs to be done for them. I am not quite sure that there is adequate response that is taking care of their future," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : "I am not sure that we have enough protective equipment available for medical staff across the country . While that's so, there are other services like garbage cleaning etc., and I am given to understand because of lack of protective equipment there are going to be serious problems," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I wish that the Uttar Pradesh government and the central government had a good sense of reaching out to people who are participating in anti-CAA protests and tell them that everything will be postponed till we can shake off this threat (coronavirus)," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The growing awareness and the voluntary steps people are taking are to be encouraged and applauded. But perhaps it's a little bit excessive to be saying what the PM has said that we should come out and clap etc" "This is a little uncalled for. But to the extent that we owe gratitude to the people who continue to provide essential services despite the danger that it poses to them, I think our gratitude should certainly be underscored and emphasised," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told ( about Jyotiraditya Scindia ) : "After getting such respect from the party, Scindia should have a little patience. It is not the first time when the party is in bad times, People leave the sinking ship, friends leave in bad times. The people left and then returned when the time changed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Kamal Nath ) : "The Congress will face whatever circumstances are there at the moment. Let the picture become clear and then we will see what we can do. As we say, a week is a long time in politics. We keep our fingers crossed. We will make our best efforts and we are hopeful that the MP government will survive and Kamal Nath will lead the government" External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : “There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks," External link

irishsun Monday, March 9, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I think this is the least that we can do for people. There is enormous sense of stress, anxiety, and worry amongst the people, particularly the people of Delhi who have seen some terrible-terrible things happen and we are trying to give a voice to their emotions and our voice which I believe is a legitimate voice to their concerns," External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "That makes sense. Doesn't it? That you are having to pass a law and then you say nobody is going to be affected by it" External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Do we need to educate the voter, do we need to follow the voter, do we need to take a cue from the voter, do we need to redesign our policies etc. These are the things we must concentrate on -- essentially the ideological content of our party," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so,” External link

thehindu Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so," External link

news18 Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I come here regularly, it has now been more than two months but the government is yet to respond to this protest," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT



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Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 16, 2022 11:27:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

thehindu Monday, May 16, 2022 9:48:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The Ayodhya judgement had underscored and upheld the Places of Worship Act. Justice Chandrachud bench is expected to hear the Gyanvapi case tomorrow. He was also part of the Ayodhya judgement so one hopes that the Varanasi Court's judgement will be suitably reviewed,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 16, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Narasimha Rao ) : "We believe that all other places of worship should remain in the status they are and they were. We should not make an attempt to change the status of any place of worship, that will only lead to huge conflict and it is to avoid such conflict that the Narasimha Rao government passed the Places of Worship Act," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “This government is selling off public sector companies diluting the reservation for jobs in government entities. Therefore, we are seeking quota in the private sector to protect the interests of the weaker section,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid claimed : “the idea was to first pass the bill and then think about the share for the weaker section,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Therefore, a conscious strategic decision was taken that let us get the quota first then we will see about further segmentation. Now we have lost a lot of time and politics has also undergone a significant change since then and we believe that now is the right time to make it clear where you stand," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "We don't want anyone to believe that there is a hidden agenda that you bring in women but you bring in women that find it easy to get elected. Therefore, after thoughtful inputs we came to the conclusion that we recommend to CWC that now the time has come to take the bull by horns and make sure we get quota within quota all pushed in one go," "There is no inconsistency, we have moved on from that position where we felt strategically that the quota should come first," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : “Sometimes you have to push legislation strategically. We were committed to a quota for women. The problem about quota within a quota was that we had assumed that there would not be easy agreement and consensus on that. And as a result, we would lose out on the reservations for women at that stage. Therefore, a conscious, strategic decision was taken that let’s get the quota (for women) first and then we will see about further segmentation,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Now we have lost a lot of time. And politics has also undergone a very, very important significant change since then. We do believe that now is the right time to make it very clear where you stand. We stand for women participating in a fulsome manner… in the sense… that women from all categories should be able to participate. We don’t want any people to believe that there is a hidden agenda that you bring in women but you bring in women only who find it easy to get elected. Therefore, after thoughtful consideration… and inputs that we got from all our colleagues… and from people from the social sector we came to the conclusion that we should recommend to the CWC that now the time has come to take the bull by the horns that make sure that we get quota within quota all pushed at one go,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “It is the law of the land and it has been upheld by the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya judgement and there is no reason for any departure from it,” “We had brought this legislation [Places of Worship Act] for closure and we would not want the closure that we had hoped for and prayed for to be disturbed,” External link

Hindu Saturday, May 14, 2022 6:38:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "The Gandhi family is the party's integrating factor and the best possible leadership option in this moment of crisis," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "There was a free and frank discussion in the CWC. There were issues that people who belonged to G-23 raised and they were heard with all humility and seriousness and there was a friendly exchange of views. And then they participated in that decision (reposing full faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Of course, there are people who say he should be full time president and he should be really accessible to us the way Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr Rajiv Gandhi were accessible to us or in previous years Sonia Ji was accessible to us. A lot of people do say he should be more accessible to us but they want him to be president," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "There was a free and frank discussion in the CWC. There were issues that people who belonged to G-23 raised and they were heard with all humility and seriousness and there was a friendly exchange of views. And then they participated in that decision (reposing full faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Of course, there are people who say he should be full time president and he should be really accessible to us the way Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr Rajiv Gandhi were accessible to us or in previous years Sonia Ji was accessible to us. A lot of people do say he should be more accessible to us but they want him to be president," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Sonia Gandhi ) : "There was a free and frank discussion in the CWC. There were issues that people who belonged to G-23 raised and they were heard with all humility and seriousness and there was a friendly exchange of views. And then they participated in that decision (reposing full faith in Sonia Gandhi's leadership)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Of course, there are people who say he should be full time president and he should be really accessible to us the way Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr Rajiv Gandhi were accessible to us or in previous years Sonia Ji was accessible to us. A lot of people do say he should be more accessible to us but they want him to be president," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Kapil Sibal ) : “In fact, people who were associated with what Kapil Sibal was associated with….the demand for accountability and elections… They did not even agree when elections were suggested to be advanced [at the CWC meeting]. They said the dates have been fixed and let the elections happen on that date…So unity in a time of crisis is also an important virtue. Is that virtue being respected or not?” External link

expressindia Wednesday, March 16, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid alleged : “Despite raising our concern, 6 persons accused in poll violence which led to murder, have been released on bail in the first week of March 2022 in Heirok Constitutency,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 5, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “it is not written anywhere in our Constitution and law that someone should do what we want him/her to do” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Every person has the right to make decisions about his/her life. If anyone is harmed by his/her style of work, then you can request him/her that it is my loss because of this. What does someone wear to protect his/her self-respect? This can cause no harm to anyone,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "PK has curious take on democracy. He uses divinity to question democratic choice of Congress workers. This tells us that copy book wisdom about politics does not factor human conduct. Politics is not ONLY about winning elections. But how does commerce know?" External link

timesofindia Friday, December 3, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “I have not called these guys terrorists, I have just said they are similar in distorting religion. What Hindutva has done, it has pushed aside Sanatan Dharma and Hinduism and it has taken over a robust, aggressive position similar to Boko Haram and those other guys,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : "Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years" External link

economictimes Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : “I hoped to open these doors to my friends who have left this calling card. Am I still wrong to say this cannot be Hinduism,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 15, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote : "So such is the debate now. Shame is too ineffective a word. Besides I still hope that we can reason together one day and agree to disagree if not more," External link

timesofindia Monday, November 15, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid written : "Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years" External link

timesofindia Monday, November 15, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Those who misuse religion, irrespective of what religion they follow, are the enemies of religion. ISIS and Boko Haram defame Islam but no Islamic followers opposed it. I had not said ISIS and Hindutva same, I had said that they are similar," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Those who want to do politics can do politics & those who want to write books can do so. My book is for Hindu-Muslim unity & make people understand that SC Ayodhya judgement is a good judgement. My book is a call for unity and those who are misusing religion should be rejected. Those who are indulging in politics are actually afraid of the truth that has come to the fore," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:36:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : "Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I don't want to engage [Azad] in an argument because I think he must have said it in a casual moment before he had given it some serious thoughtful consideration. But if he said it, we respect him for what he says, he is a senior person, but it will not make me change my mind," External link

rian-en Friday, November 12, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "It may seem exaggerated to him, it does not seem exaggerated to me," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I don't want to engage him (Azad) in an argument because I think he must have said it in a casual moment when he had nothing serious thoughtful consideration of it. But if he said it, we respect him for what he says, he is a senior person, but it will not make me change my mind," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I have not called these guys terrorists. I have just said they are similar in distorting religion. What Hindutva has done, it has pushed aside Sanatan Dharma' and Hinduism and it has taken over a robust, aggressive position similar to Boko Haram and those other guys," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 12, 2021 6:43:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid says : “Thus, two bold voices in the government were roused. Calls were made to Principal Secretary A N Verma, who suggested that we speak to the PM. We got through to the PM and suggested to him that Rajesh Pilot be included in the group that was flying to Faizabad. He in turn asked us to speak to A N Verma again, and thus the chase continued for a while, until we were told that the PM would not be available, having turned in for the night,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 12, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : “Understandably, most were at a loss for words, but Madhavrao Scindia broke the ice to say how we all felt for Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. The reaction of the embattled PM took us by surprise when he retorted, ‘Please spare me your sympathy’. I do not recall the meeting having lasted long or indeed any substantive further steps being discussed” External link

expressindia Friday, November 12, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : “I have praised Hinduism and Sanatan Dharm. I hold it in highest esteem. But the manner in which they have twisted religion and given it completely new structure and definition which is described as Hindutva. (It is) something that completely unacceptable to any civilised person,” External link

news18 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told ( about Vinod Rai ) : "Does it now not appear that the then CAG, Shri Vinod Rai, was the Agent Provocateur ? To recollect, Rai had authored a CAG report that threw a sensational number of presumptive losses of Rs 1.76 Lakh crores to the exchequer in the grant of 2G spectrum licenses. The report was a figment of imagination and a flight of fancy," External link

economictimes Friday, November 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "It is also not without coincidence that Rai, the then CAG, was appointed as Chairman of the all powerful, 'Banking Recruitment Board' with Union Minister of State status. However, Rai has not uttered a word either on the Rs 13,500 crore PNB Bank Fraud or on the thousands crores lost in bank frauds and escape of Nirav Modi-Mehul Choksi-Lalit Modi-Vijay Mallya and many others, despite being chairman of the Board," External link

economictimes Friday, November 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "It's now only unravelling. How history will have to be written again and again until the truth comes out is becoming apparent and has been validated by the affidavit filed by Rai," "Let Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Vinod Rai and all others tender an unconditional apology to the Nation....," External link

economictimes Friday, November 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Vinod Rai, Gen V.K. Singh, Kiran Bedi [former Lt. Governor of Puducherry], Baba Ramdev, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare [all were part of the anti-corruption movement against the UPA], the BJP-RSS and those who maligned the Congress must apologise to the nation. This conspiracy has cost the nation dearly,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : "They say that Hinduism is alone. We say that Hinduism is accompanied by other religions. I am confident that the state will decide in our favour," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid remarked : "But, I do believe that there is a lot of disquiet and anger against this government. How this anger will pan out in the election, who will finally be seen as an alternative that can defeat and replace the government, I think all that will become apparent during the dynamics of the election," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : "Have these people (BJP) never done tourism? Somebody undertakes spiritual tourism, somebody does another type of tourism. Have they never done tourism? Why are they so afraid?" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote ( about Palaniappan Chidambaram ) : “But of course Mr. Chidambaram let us all talk, not just talk but talk with each other,” External link

thehindu Friday, October 1, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "But someone who talks about elections who has never got anywhere with elections in the past I think is being a little unfair to us," External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “I feel very, very bad. I feel very low because his father was a good friend of mine. He’s been a very good friend of mine. We’ve all liked him as a younger brother, as a younger person and I’m deeply sad that he decided to go. But that’s his choice, his decision. Let it rest there,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “I feel very, very bad. I feel very low because his father was a good friend of mine. He’s been a very good friend of mine. We’ve all liked him as a younger brother, as a younger person and I’m deeply sad that he decided to go. But that’s his choice, his decision. Let it rest there,” External link

news18 Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I think, BJP has done that (think-big strategy) where they had no existence at all. They tried to do it in other places where they still don't have any existence," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : "Of course, we continue to face that problem of irrational division along castes and communities, and that will get resolved over a period. That (the division) can't be something which can be wished away. It will get resolved over a period" External link

timesofindia Monday, May 17, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The last few days have been black days for the democracy of Assam. BJP has resorted to everything that could be categorized as undemocratic. As soon as the picture started clearing out, BJP has gone from bad to worse,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The pride of Assam has always been about identity. BJP has throughout the campaign attempted to destroy tenets of democracy and the Assamese identity. Congress condemns all such moves that threaten the democratic identity of Assam. BJP believes in division, distortion and deceit,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The last few days have been black days for the democracy of Assam. BJP has resorted to everything that could be categorized as undemocratic. As soon as the picture started clearing out, BJP has gone from bad to worse,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 3, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The pride of Assam has always been about identity. BJP has throughout the campaign attempted to destroy tenets of democracy and the Assamese identity. Congress condemns all such moves that threaten the democratic identity of Assam. BJP believes in division, distortion and deceit,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 3, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “We should be careful and watchful while raising our issues so that the BJP doesn’t get a chance to polarise the society. We should also not be fearful in raising our issues. The Congress has always worked for the unity of the country but democracy today is under threat,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "We should be careful and watchful while raising our issues so that the BJP doesn't get a chance to polarise the society. We should also not be fearful in raising our issues. The Congress has always worked for the unity of the country but democracy today is under threat," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Gumnam of Congress too care about democracy" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "If we choose the latter what conviction will we carry with the innumerable workers who continue to hope that the darkness will give way. Besides, how will we be judged by history? It might be more important to worry about that than to seek a better place in the present," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Gumnam of Congress too care about democracy" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "If we choose the latter what conviction will we carry with the innumerable workers who continue to hope that the darkness will give way. Besides, how will we be judged by history? It might be more important to worry about that than to seek a better place in the present," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote : "One of the most versatile actor of his time Rajiv Kapoor aka Chimpu passed away. May his soul rest in peace," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid remarked : “What would be left if a judge could be bought,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "Because when somebody with such vast experience writes something, it's generally something you need to read in full to understand what is the context" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Best wishes to Hon'ble Congress President and UPA Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi. May she be blessed with good health," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarrelling with their tools? If the mood of the electorate is resistant to the liberal values we have espoused and cherished we should be prepared for a long struggle rather than look for short cuts to get back into power. If we are explicitly or implicitly willing to compromise with our principles to regain power we might as well pack up our bags. It is another matter that consolidation of our principled politics, like any cause, requires periodic re-appraisal and re-writing of strategy and logistics,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 23, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “See our leader and say you don’t look good without a label. The leader will take a call,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn’t talk about it in the public,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The leadership listens to me, I am given an opportunity, they (those criticising in the media) are given an opportunity, where does this thing come from that the leadership is not listening,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn’t talk about it in the public,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “See our leader and say you don’t look good without a label, the leader will take a call,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Why are we so worried that we have lost power and therefore we must get back into power in weeks or months or years etc. If it doesn’t happen for a while, we will continue to work. Politics is about the passion for a cause, politics is not about a pre-qualification for power. We must pursue our cause and we will pursue our cause,” External link

thehindu Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “See our leader and say you don’t look good without a label, the leader will take a call,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : “Nobody has gone away, they are all here. The only insistence is on a label, why do you insist on a label. There is no president in the Bahujan Samaj Party , there is no chairman in the Left wing parties, only general secretaries…Every party cannot follow the same model,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn’t talk about it in the public,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "The leadership listens to me, I am given an opportunity, they (those criticising in the media) are given an opportunity, where does this thing come from that the leadership is not listening," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Analysis is done all the time, there is no quarrel about analysis. It will be done. The leadership, of which all these people are a part, will appropriately look at what may have gone wrong, how we could have improved, and that will happen in the normal course, we needn''t talk about it in the public," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarreling with their tools?" External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," "Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile'. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The constant refrain of some persons should not be of aimless introspection, but for reaffirmation of fundamental principles we believe in," External link

mid-day Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarrelling with their tools?” External link

thehindu Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “there is something called faith, not necessarily blind, in destiny” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "If the mood of the electorate is resistant to the liberal values we have espoused and cherished we should be prepared for a long struggle rather than look for short cuts to get back into power," "If we are explicitly or implicitly willing to compromise with our principles to regain power we might as well pack up our bags. It is another matter that consolidation of our principled politics, like any cause, requires periodic re-appraisal and re-writing of strategy and logistics," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarreling with their tools?” External link

india Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : “The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property,” “Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile’. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts,” External link

india Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," "Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile'. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "By the looks of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments of the doubting Thomases in the party," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The favourite panacea of doubting Thomases, introspection and collective leadership, might do no collateral damage but is a bit over estimated. Our real redemption might be found in understanding the mind of the contemporary citizen" "So the constant refrain of some persons should not be of aimless introspection but for reaffirmation of fundamental principles we believe in. If we are explicitly or implicitly willing to compromise with our principles to regain power we might as well pack up our bags," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid wrote : "Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self perceived impressions of just deserts. Great minds have self doubt, not the arrogance of doubting the world around themselves. That, in essence, was the message of the last Emperor of Mughal India" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : "When we do well, admittedly somewhat infrequently they take it for granted. But when we underperform, not even do badly, they are quick to bite their nails. of it there would be little of the nails left for future disappointments. Is it really a case of bad workmen quarreling with their tools?" External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about King Lear ) : "The noblest values of the freedom movement and the commitment of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) stood out because of sacrifices borne in terms of life and property," "Today we are asked in the words of King Lear to abstain from felicity awhile'. Let our impatience be directed at those who have sullied the humanistic ethos of the great Indian civilization rather than with self-perceived impressions of just deserts," External link

news18 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “As far as I remember, I am a member of one such society. They are very good people and doing some very good work. Office bearers of the society take care of the day-to-day work and they will respond to whatever accusations have been made. Everyone is not obviously involved in day-to-day functioning,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “If you pick up all the garbage there is, you will end up with over 17,000 sheets of a chargesheet. A chargesheet is supposed to be distilled, authentic, effective and useful evidence of a cognizable offence. If someone says that 12 people came and made provocative speeches, it can’t be that 12 people made the same kind of provocative speech and each one had the same level of provocation. Provocation and mobilisation is not a criminal offence in this country,” External link

india Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid says : “Provocation and mobilisation is not a criminal offence in this country,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Delhi Police have forgotten the law. I have never heard of any law which says that provocative speeches are illegal. That does not mean that I have made any provocative speeches. The speech has to be judged by its contents and the disclosure statements do not mention the words used in the speeches. This is a textbook example for the law students to show them how not to file a charge sheet and the lacunae which can be pointed out” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “Provocative statements are not illegal statements,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “These are beginnings of a police state. Sweeping opinions given by individuals in the protection of the police are being put in a chargesheet which are not necessarily part of the chargesheet,” “These are supporting documents. If I find my name in a supporting document, what is purpose? Am I going to be called to help convict somebody or to defend somebody or am I going to be called to defend my own conduct? All this is completely unclear. Putting something by way of supporting documents of a chargesheet is a meaningless thing. The evidence will be what an individual gives in court. Not pieces of paper they have put in the chargesheet” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “All the industrial units are closed in this region. There was a time when the products of jute and rice mills of Araria were sold in Kolkata market,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 11, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "there should be no push for elections and consensus should be given a chance within the party on the issue. Rahul Gandhi has full support of the party and workers" External link

mid-day Monday, August 24, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid asked : “Are not many, if not all authors of the letter not beneficiaries in the past, some even in the present, of the very system they find questionable?” External link

expressindia Monday, August 24, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “If someone is asking him (Rahul Gandhi) to come back as the party president, it is for him to decide. Whoever wants him to be the party president, I will join my voice. I hope that he will decide that he will be the party president again,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn't wear the label of a president, he remains a leader," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "there should be no push for elections and consensus should be given a chance within the party on the issue. Rahul Gandhi has full support of the party and workers" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

news18 Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn't wear the label of a president, he remains a leader," External link

news18 Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn't wear the label of a president, he remains a leader," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP . I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties,” “Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn’t wear the label of a president, he remains a leader,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties," "Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties,” “Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn’t wear the label of a president, he remains a leader,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am very surprised. I have not heard a single demand being made in the Communist party or in the regional parties or in the BJP. I have not heard about demand for elections in any of those parties,” “Elections are important, but the historical context in which elections have to be held, circumstances, have to be taken into account. Consensus has been an important part of the political process in the Congress,” External link

thehindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Whether he (Rahul) wears the label of a president or he doesn’t wear the label of a president, he remains a leader,” External link

thehindu Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid tells : “The temple-mosque dispute was resolved by the Supreme Court and accepted by the people. The temple is welcome but it must be remembered that the court has also ordered construction of a mosque. The Prime Minister must support both” External link

outlookindia Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The state is going through Covid crisis. Serum testing is happening now and depending on the results, lockdown might be imposed,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid replied : “No, it will become difficult with overcrowding” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “The state is going through the Covid-19 crisis. Serum testing is happening now and depending on the results, lockdown might be imposed,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid replied : “No, it will become difficult with overcrowding,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, July 31, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “A lot of things are not understood outside the party. Whether the ethos of the Congress should transform, modify, evolve; these are the things that can only be talked about in the party and cannot have a timeline given buy the outside. Nobody’s perfect neither are we,” External link

news18 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid writes : "Whatever call we take, Doklam mustn’t be repeated. It is for the government of the day to find the way and not for the Opposition to shoulder the burden. Our ability to pull off surgical strikes and air attacks, surely, is a reputation that does not confine itself to our western border. Of course, the target might not be an equally sitting duck. We need to draw the line of honour with care, but draw it we must. If ever India had a mann ki baat to say, it is this" External link

expressindia Monday, June 22, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Is this said to China or is it said for effect within India, these are not words that you use if you want to find a solution. It’s these kind of words that might prove China to do what it’s doing. It’s the responsibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to deliver peace or he has to deliver whatever else he wants to deliver but we are only there to save, we’ll support so long as legitimate path is taken and a sensible part is taken in dealing with China,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “We have an obligation under Right to education to provide education,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "We have an obligation under the Right to Education to provide education. The 2G internet connectivity is not sufficient for that," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "We are very, very seriously concerned about daily wagers who live in modest homes, people who have very little or no reserves or people who will have no way to fend at all. In a matter of days, in three-four days these are the people who really will be a serious situation. Something needs to be done for them. I am not quite sure that there is adequate response that is taking care of their future," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid added : "I am not sure that we have enough protective equipment available for medical staff across the country . While that's so, there are other services like garbage cleaning etc., and I am given to understand because of lack of protective equipment there are going to be serious problems," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I wish that the Uttar Pradesh government and the central government had a good sense of reaching out to people who are participating in anti-CAA protests and tell them that everything will be postponed till we can shake off this threat (coronavirus)," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "The growing awareness and the voluntary steps people are taking are to be encouraged and applauded. But perhaps it's a little bit excessive to be saying what the PM has said that we should come out and clap etc" "This is a little uncalled for. But to the extent that we owe gratitude to the people who continue to provide essential services despite the danger that it poses to them, I think our gratitude should certainly be underscored and emphasised," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told ( about Jyotiraditya Scindia ) : "After getting such respect from the party, Scindia should have a little patience. It is not the first time when the party is in bad times, People leave the sinking ship, friends leave in bad times. The people left and then returned when the time changed," External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said ( about Kamal Nath ) : "The Congress will face whatever circumstances are there at the moment. Let the picture become clear and then we will see what we can do. As we say, a week is a long time in politics. We keep our fingers crossed. We will make our best efforts and we are hopeful that the MP government will survive and Kamal Nath will lead the government" External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : “There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks," External link

business-standard Monday, March 9, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "There were rumours that money was not safe in banks. It was one of the top five private banks. It is not about any particular bank but has raised a question on the entire banking system. They were talking about a five trillion economy but they are not even able to manage the banks," External link

irishsun Monday, March 9, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I think this is the least that we can do for people. There is enormous sense of stress, anxiety, and worry amongst the people, particularly the people of Delhi who have seen some terrible-terrible things happen and we are trying to give a voice to their emotions and our voice which I believe is a legitimate voice to their concerns," External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "That makes sense. Doesn't it? That you are having to pass a law and then you say nobody is going to be affected by it" External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "Do we need to educate the voter, do we need to follow the voter, do we need to take a cue from the voter, do we need to redesign our policies etc. These are the things we must concentrate on -- essentially the ideological content of our party," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so,” External link

thehindu Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : “He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid said : "He (Gandhi) said he is not going away and he has not gone away. He is still here. If he does not have a label because he does not want to use that label today, lets respect him for it and we have done so," External link

news18 Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Salman Khurshid told : "I come here regularly, it has now been more than two months but the government is yet to respond to this protest," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
senior advocate1.04%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
advocate0.93%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
leader1.71%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
foreign minister20.24%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
minister3.93%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
counsel0.07%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
senior counsel0.07%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
lawyer0.14%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
senior congress leader0.14%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
former union minister0.25%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
senior lawyer0.04%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
union minister2.75%EN05/12/201712/05/2017
external affairs minister41.16%EN03/30/201730/03/2017
former external affairs minister0.93%EN03/30/201730/03/2017
minister for external affairs1.11%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
indian minister for external affairs0.71%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
former indian minister for external affairs0.11%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
former indian foreign secretary0.04%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
foreign secretary0.04%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
indian foreign secretary0.04%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
indian intelligence chief0.04%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
secretary0.04%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
indian foreign minister7.93%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
former indian foreign minister0.11%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
indian external affairs minister7.82%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
former indian external affairs minister0.07%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
former foreign minister0.04%EN08/16/201616/08/2016
vice-president0.04%EN08/08/201608/08/2016
former minister for external affairs0.04%EN06/29/201629/06/2016
spokesperson0.14%EN09/05/201405/09/2014
Names Lang Count
Salman KhurshidEN34.39%
Salman KhurshidFR14.22%
Salman KhurshidPT12.43%
Salman KhurshidMY12.08%
Salman KhurshidEU12.08%
Salman KhurshidIT12.08%
Salman KhursheedEN2.01%
Law Minister Salman KhurshidEN0.44%
Salman KhorshidEN0.19%
Salman KhurshidES0.06%
Salman KHurshidEN0.03%
Salman KhurshedEN0.00%


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