We made no mistakes: Salman Khurshid

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Salman Khurshid
New Delhi, Aug 29: Law Minister Salman Khurshid, a key negotiator with Team Anna, on Sunday said there may have been "errors of judgement" in the government's handling of Hazare's fast but there were no mistakes.

"Errors of judgement have been made, errors of judgement are made whenever you are involved in a difficult situation. Errors of judgement are not mistakes", Khurshid told CNN-IBN in an interview with Karan Thapar.

"We made no mistakes. What we did may not have turned out to be the way it should. May be our calculation and anticipation turned out to be not what we thought it to be. But I am not prepared to admit we made mistakes," he said.

Defending the way the government handled the Anna Hazare agitation, he said, "It is courage of conviction. It is faith in yourselves. We are not pushovers. We might have made errors of judgment. We may have lost ground somewhere but we are determined to get that ground back."

Asked whether he is saying that the government has made no mistakes, a combative Khurshid said, "The outcome of what you did depends on how you define a mistake. A mistake is to do something that you should not be doing."

He further said, "It is very sensistive, complex situation that has just unfolded into a good resolution."

To repeated queries whether government committed mistakes in tackling the situation, he said, "Ask me 100 times, my answer will be the same."

He said, "It is faith and confidence and I belive we do not want the government to be kicked around...It is the best possible resolution by Parliament." 

PTI

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