Sushma remark: Khurshid loses cool and forgets chivalry

Sushma and Khurshid
New Delhi, March 14: Caught napping on Pakistan and Italy, and earlier on Maldives issue, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today attacked Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj after her speech in Parliament.

Sushma Swaraj's bid to link the terror attack in Srinagar with the lunch hosted in Jaipur to Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf, did not go well with Khurshid.

The minister advised the leader of opposition to take tablets to improve her memory.

Reacting to Swaraj's remarks in the House, Khurshid recalled that the summit between then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and then Pakistani Military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Agra in 2001, in the backdrop of Kargil war, had failed.

"I think that there are tablets which you can get for improving your memory. They should buy enough of those tablets to improve their memory," Khurshid told reporters outside Parliament House.

What the leader of opposition did was the obvious, link the attack involving Pakistanis to the lunch hosted for the prime minister of Pakistan.

Criticising the government for failing to check terror strikes, Sushma Swaraj said in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour,"the External Affairs Minister treats Pakistani Prime Minister to a sumptuous lunch when he comes to Ajmer Sharif and just four days later, this terror attack happens. ... We should unite and challenge Pakistan."

"I salute the Diwan of Ajmer Sharif (who refused to welcome the visiting Pakistani Premier last week). He did what the government could not do," she remarked.

"Are the top leaders of the government not concerned about terrorism? " she asked and said: "Don't challenge BJP, instead, let us unite and 'challenge Pakistan unitedly."

"We should not challenge each other. We should be challenging Pakistan in one voice," she said.

"It is sad that on a terror attack that the Parliament should seriously discuss, the members are challenging each other," she added.

Well, Sushma was speaking bit of bitter truth and realism, and at least Khurshid should show some kind of chivalry.

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