Khurshid mocks Apex Court, EC ahead of polls

khurshidNEW DELHI : External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has heaped scorn on the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of India ahead of General Elections.
Speaking at an event in London, Khurshid mocked the EC, saying the directions issued by the organisation only ensure that a party will lose elections and not win them. “They are only three and they can decide which word you can use during election campaign. The broad philosophical approach is that you should do and say nothing that wins you an election, you should try your best to lose election,” Khurshid said. The minister also mocked Supreme Court judges at the event.
“Judges sit and they say this is not to happen and of course go to the extent of threatening contempt proceedings against officials. Two judges can say anything about Parliamentarians that they will be allowed to contest or not, what kind of affidavit they have to file, what they can do and so on,” he said. Khurshid also reportedly slammed Jagdambika Pal, describing the former Congress leader as greedy and fickle-minded. Pal had upset Khurshid by raking up the controversy over a trust run by the minister’s family.
Addressing a press conference, Pal had claimed that a camp claimed to have been set up in district Siddhartnagar in 2009-2010 by the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust to help physically challenged was not held at all. Khurshid has, however, rejected allegations of any misuse of Trust funds.

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