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Congress Vs Congress erupts on Salman Khurshid’s book on Ayodhya verdict

The latest incident is reminiscent of how Congress leaders have been talking to each other and to their high command via media and public platforms, which acting president Sonia Gandhi tried to mitigate of late.

New Delhi: It is now Congres versus Congress over Salman Khurshid’s new book on Ayodhya verdict that has kicked up a row for having drawn a simile between Hindutva and islamic jihadists such as ISIS and Boko Haram. 

In a tweet, another senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad took potshots at his colleague Khurshid’s observations as “factually wrong” and an “exaggeration”. Khurshid’s book Ayodhya verdict: ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya-Nationhood in our times’ was launched recently.

  

“In Mr. Salman Khursheed’s new book, we may not agree with Hindutva as a political ideology distinct from composite culture of Hinduism, but comparing Hindutva with ISIS and Jihadist Islam is factually wrong and an exaggeration,” Azad said in his tweet.

This latest incident is reminiscent of how Congress leaders have been talking to each other and to their high command via media and public platforms, which acting president Sonia Gandhi tried to mitigate of late.

The diasgreement between Khurshid and Azad goes beyond this book. While Azad is part of the G23 that openly attacked the Congress high command, starting with its infamous letter to the president, Khurshid had chided the G23 for having been part of and gained from the same system that they were now publicly criticising within the Congress. 

Khursid had, taking a dig at G23, said that reforms came by sacrificing and not criticising. 

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Earlier, two Delhi-based lawyers had moved the Delhi Police alleging that Khurshid’s book was defamatory and an attempt at aggravating the Hindu community. 

first published:Nov. 12, 2021, 9:28 a.m.

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