Salman Khurshid slams Supreme Court, EC

Union minister for law and justice Salman Khurshid at a press conference in New Delhi. Khurshid produced pictures and documents to defend himself against the allegations of financial irregularities levelled against his NGO. HT Photo/Arvind Yadav

External affairs minister Salman Khurshid has slammed the Supreme Court and the Election Commission saying they direct political parties and parliamentarians to a great extent.

Khurshid made the comment during an event in London.

He said directions issued by the EC can only ensure that a party loses an election rather that win it.

"They are only three and they can decide which word you can use during election campaign. The broad philosophical approach is that you should do and say nothing that wins you an election, you should try your best to lose election," Khurshid was quoted as saying by CNN-IBN.

Khurshid also commented on Supreme Court judges and said should stop directing parliamentarians and need to get their act together, according to the news channel.

"Judges sit and they say this is not to happen and of course go to the extent of threatening contempt proceedings against officials. Two judges can say anything about parliamentarians that they will be allowed to contest or not, what kind of affidavit they have to file, what they can do and so on," he said.


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