Members of IAC, including activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal have clearly said a tainted law minister is not acceptable to the country. Now, the question is - When is Congress going to sack Khurshid?
Contention of Congress is that unless and until charges against Khurshid, as levelled by IAC, are not being proved in a court, law minister will remain in his post.
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.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sudheendra Kulkarni said, "Salman Khurshid must step down on moral grounds."
"How can you allow him to remain the law minister who holds the key to the prosecution department," questioned senior lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan.
Senior lawyer Aryan Sundaram added, "If this had happened 25 years ago, we wouldn't have had this debate because whoever the minister had been, would have resigned."
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 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."