Khurshid's EC-linked comment indicates his sheer desperation: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Prakash Javadekar on Thursday mocked at External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's scorn of the Election Commission of India and the Supreme Court.
"Salman Khurshid's diatribe against the Election Commission (EC) is nothing but his sheer desperation. His other colleagues have already opted out from the race of contesting Lok Sabha elections, although, he hasn't, but he is sure to lose this time in the polls. Hence, such kinds of remark are coming out from him."
Speaking at an event in London, Khurshid said the EC and the Supreme Court are issuing directions that will only ensure that a party will lose elections and not win them.
Khurshid has slammed the Supreme Court and the Election Commission saying they direct political parties and parliamentarians to a great extent.
Khurshid made the comment during an event in London.
He said directions issued by the EC can only ensure that a party loses an election rather that win it.
"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 was quoted as saying by CNN-IBN.
Khurshid also commented on Supreme Court judges and said should stop directing parliamentarians and need to get their act together, according to the news channel.
"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.
(Posted on 13-03-2014)