Congress is proud of Khurshid, stands firm behind law min

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Salman Khurshid
New Delhi, Oct 15: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who is in the midst of a money laundering controversy, has got strong backing from his party colleagues. Congress party on Monday, Oct 15 came out openly to support their senior leader.

Congress leader Ambika Soni said that Khurshid has a reputation to be proud of and that the government cannot respond to each and every charge of Arvind Kejriwal as he keeps changing his stand. "Kejriwal changes his stand by the hour. We cannot respond to each of them. Salman has a reputation to be proud of. There is no question of the party distancing itself from him."

Activist-turned-politician Kejriwal and his supporters are running a campaign and demanding the resignation of Khurshid following alleged financial irregularities in the functioning of the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust. The trust is run by Khurshid and his wife Louise.

Another Congress leader and Social Welfare Minister Mukul had also come out in the open to support Khurshid. Wasnik says that funds were sanctioned for Khurshid's NGO on the basis of merit in 2003 by the NDA government. He further says that the funds will not be scrapped.

However, senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan calls Khurshid arrogant. "Khurshid is arrogant. There are three reports and the Centre served a show cause notice only after the UP government's report. But they don't think of replying. The CAG also went thrice, but Salman did not think it fit to answer," he said.

Now, the question is whether Khurshid is going to resign?

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