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  • Party that gets 120-130 Lok Sabha seats will lead opposition front: Salman Khurshid Sep 06, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Party that gets 120-130 Lok Sabha seats will lead opposition front: Salman Khurshid

    The Congress Working Committee (CWC) member also reminded regional parties opposed to the BJP of the defeat in the 2019 general elections when Narendra Modi powered the NDA to a second straight term in office due to a fragmented opposition, warning the "BJP is coming after them" in their respective states.

  • Priyanka Gandhi Congress' captain in Uttar Pradesh, says Salman Khurshid Jun 23, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi Congress' captain in Uttar Pradesh, says Salman Khurshid

    Salman Khurshid also asserted that the Congress will emerge as the principal challenger to the BJP before the assembly elections and Priyanka Gandhi is determined to ensure that the party fights the polls with all its might.

  • Reform is not achieved by questioning something one has 'taken advantage of': Salman Khurshid slams G-23 Jun 20, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Reform is not achieved by questioning something one has 'taken advantage of': Salman Khurshid slams G-23

    Days after G-23 leader M Veerappa Moily stressed the need for a "major surgery" on the party to make it electorally more competitive, Khurshid said these "wonderful phrases" are not the answer as party leaders need to sit down and come up with solutions to the challenges that have arisen in the last 10 years.

  • Congress must give consensus a chance instead of elections for leadership: Salman Khurshid Aug 23, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Congress must give consensus a chance instead of elections for leadership: Salman Khurshid

    Khurshid also said Rahul Gandhi enjoys the "full support" and "endorsement" of party leaders and workers, and it does not matter whether he wears the label of a president or not.

  • Fresh plea in Delhi HC alleges hate speech by Sonia Gandhi, Salman Khurshid & BJP leaders Mar 11, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    Fresh plea in Delhi HC alleges hate speech by Sonia Gandhi, Salman Khurshid & BJP leaders

    The plea has sought registration of cases against those making hate speeches and setting up of a special investigation team (SIT) to assess property damage in last month's riots in northeast Delhi.

  • Congress will slide no further, can now reverse tide: Salman Khurshid Oct 28, 2019 03:38 PM IST

    Congress will slide no further, can now reverse tide: Salman Khurshid

    The party has now come out of a bad period of confusion and self-doubt, the former Union Minister said, obviously referring to the party's poor show in the Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi quitting as the party President and some leaders deserting in a few States.

  • 'Rahul Gandhi has walked away': Salman Khurshid's remark underlines Congress' leadership crisis Oct 09, 2019 12:58 PM IST

    'Rahul Gandhi has walked away': Salman Khurshid's remark underlines Congress' leadership crisis

    Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said the Congress could not analyse reasons for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls held in May this year as its leader, Rahul Gandhi, "had walked away".

  • Salman Khurshid: 2G case was a fake perception created by circumstances Jun 11, 2018 08:23 PM IST

    Salman Khurshid: 2G case was a fake perception created by circumstances

    "That 2G was not really a scam but a fake perception created by circumstances (that included the CAG, national media and the Opposition) is clearly established by the judgment of CBI Special Court Judge Saini," he said.

  • Welcome Salman Khurshid's remark, other leaders should also introspect: Farooq Abdullah Apr 25, 2018 06:23 PM IST

    Welcome Salman Khurshid's remark, other leaders should also introspect: Farooq Abdullah

    Earlier this week, former union minister Salman Khurshid stoked a controversy with his statement where he admitted of his party's hand stained with Muslims' blood.

  • 'We have blood on our hands': Congress veteran Salman Khurshid's comments spark controversy Apr 24, 2018 02:04 PM IST

    'We have blood on our hands': Congress veteran Salman Khurshid's comments spark controversy

    Khurshid responded to a query by an AMU student, who asked about Muslims being massacres during the Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar riots.

  • It's about manners than protocols: Khurshid on Rahul Gandhi's 6th-row seat Jan 26, 2018 06:45 PM IST

    It's about manners than protocols: Khurshid on Rahul Gandhi's 6th-row seat

    Gandhi attended the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath and took the designated sixth-row seat, along with Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

  • Net neutrality report leaning towards telcos lobby: Cong Jul 18, 2015 02:39 PM IST

    Net neutrality report leaning towards telcos lobby: Cong

    Salman Khurshid said that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi had flagged the issue of net neutrality in Parliament. Noting that distinctions have been made between domestic and international calling applications, he said the attempt to bring in regulation was "not healthy and not acceptable".

  • Sindhuratna mishap: Why saint politicians fail so miserably Mar 01, 2014 01:01 PM IST

    Sindhuratna mishap: Why saint politicians fail so miserably

    I am asking this question in the context of Feb 26 naval mishap involving a fire on submarine INS Sindhuratna, which has seen the exit of the Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi, who has chosen to take constructive responsibility for this and other mishaps under his watch.

  • Khurshid's remark on Modi draws BJP ire Feb 26, 2014 10:46 AM IST

    Khurshid's remark on Modi draws BJP ire

    The External Affairs Minister's fresh salvo against the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate at a rally in Farrukhabad came as he raised questions on the Gujarat Chief Minister's handling of the post-Godhra riots in 2002.

  • Make educational scholarships demand driven: Montek Feb 09, 2014 08:26 PM IST

    Make educational scholarships demand driven: Montek

    The ministries have in the past asked the planning commission to adopt various approaches, including a community focused one, so that resources reach the beneficiaries.

  • Won't quit AAP despite disagreeing with it: Capt Gopinath Jan 30, 2014 09:03 AM IST

    Won't quit AAP despite disagreeing with it: Capt Gopinath

    Though I've disagreed publicly on many acts and pronouncements of AAP and its leaders, including Kejriwal, I continue in the party as I continue to admire the 'Man Kejriwal' though I continue to disagree with many of the actions or inactions of the party and also the manner in which some in the party have conducted themselves.

  • No sex racket runs without Delhi Police's knowledge: Del CM Jan 20, 2014 12:39 PM IST

    No sex racket runs without Delhi Police's knowledge: Del CM

    Criticising the Delhi Police, Arvind Kejriwal says, "One after the other rapes are happening and the Delhi Police only says that they are investigating, but they take no action."

  • Indian business takes aim at AAP's economic policies Jan 17, 2014 09:37 AM IST

    Indian business takes aim at AAP's economic policies

    Surjit Bhalla, chairman of Oxus Investments, a financial advisory company, takes a similarly jaded view, calling the AAP "even more populist" than Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India's governing Congress party. "They have really zero clue about how the world has changed. Their economic policies hark back to the 1960s or 70s."

  • India hopeful of solution despite US' refusal to drop case Dec 20, 2013 05:03 PM IST

    India hopeful of solution despite US' refusal to drop case

    Terming as "valuable" the bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said India was conscious of this while dealing with the "hurtful" and "unacceptable" treatment meted out to its diplomat in New York.

  • India will protect Devyani; US must drop the case: Khurshid Dec 19, 2013 09:27 PM IST

    India will protect Devyani; US must drop the case: Khurshid

    Even as Khurshid stopped short of demanding an apology from the US, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said, "An apology from America, acceptance of their fault is what we will be satisfied with."

  • Here's why Cyprus is not happy with India Nov 14, 2013 09:58 PM IST

    Here's why Cyprus is not happy with India

    India's aggressive clampdown on possible tax evasion through the misuse of double tax avoidance treaties has taken its toll on the Mediterranean island nation. Especially after differences over information sharing moved India to classify Cyprus as an uncooperative jurisdiction.

  • PM explains to Lanka Prez why he couldn't attend CHOGM Nov 10, 2013 02:13 PM IST

    PM explains to Lanka Prez why he couldn't attend CHOGM

    Salman Khurshid has also defended the Prime Minister's decision of not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. He has said that it won't affect the India-Sri Lanka relations, and such calls have been taken in the past as well taking national interest in mind.

  • India wants to move forward on civil nuke coop with Russia Oct 07, 2013 10:35 AM IST

    India wants to move forward on civil nuke coop with Russia

    Underlining that India and Russia have the oldest collaboration in the field of civil nuclear energy, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the first reactor of Kudankulam plant will very soon start producing electricity and go up all the way to 1000 megawatts.

  • India exploring more countries for uranium import Oct 03, 2013 03:42 PM IST

    India exploring more countries for uranium import

    India already has a contract for uranium import from another Central Asian nation Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Apart from these countries, Kyrgyzstan also has rich uranium deposits.

  • India calls for global political will on nuke disarmament Sep 27, 2013 12:00 PM IST

    India calls for global political will on nuke disarmament

    Addressing a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament here yesterday, Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid said there is need to galvanise political will and help channel collective global efforts towards the goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

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