Politics News / Former Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid preparing to rebel against Congress - 'I can break, I will not bow down'

Zoom News : Feb 23, 2024, 09:20 PM
Politics News: Senior Congress leader and former Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid seems to be preparing to rebel against the party. He is upset that the Farrukhabad Lok Sabha seat from which he contests has been given to the Samajwadi Party under the seat sharing formula. Samajwadi Party has also made Naval Kishore Shakya its candidate from this seat. Let us inform that SP and Congress formally announced seat sharing in the state on Wednesday under the 'INDI' alliance, under which out of 80 seats in the state, Congress will field its candidates on 17 seats including Rae Bareli and Amethi.

Khurshid said on X, I will not bow down

Angered by Farrukhabad Lok Sabha seat going to Samajwadi Party, Salman Khurshid wrote something on 'X', after which speculations about his rebellion have started. Khurshid wrote on the social media platform, 'How much test will my relations with Farrukhabad have to face? The question is not about me, but about the future of all of us, about the future generations. Never bowed before the decisions of fate. I may break, but will not bend. You promise to support me, I will keep singing songs.' Political pundits believe that Salman Khurshid can contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate.

Congress will contest on these 17 seats of the state

Let us inform that the alliance between the two parties was announced by SP State President Naresh Uttam Patel, SP National Secretary Rajendra Chaudhary, Congress State President Ajay Rai and Congress's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Avinash Pandey in a joint press conference. Pandey said that Congress will contest on 17 seats, while candidates from SP and other alliance partners will contest on the remaining 63 seats in the state. SP State President Patel said that Congress is winning on 17 seats in Uttar Pradesh including Rae Bareli, Amethi, Kanpur Nagar, Fatehpur Sikri, Bansgaon, Saharanpur, Prayagraj, Maharajganj, Varanasi, Amroha, Jhansi, Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad, Mathura, Sitapur, Barabanki and Deoria. Will contest elections.

Credit for alliance given to Priyanka Gandhi

Patel said that SP had expressed its intention to contest elections from Khajuraho Lok Sabha seat of Madhya Pradesh, which has been accepted by Congress. Congress state in-charge Avinash Pandey said that Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has played a very important role in bringing this alliance to fruition. He expresses his gratitude to her for the efforts she is making to bring all the parties together to defeat BJP in Uttar Pradesh. When asked when Congress will release its list of candidates, Pandey said the party leadership will release it soon after deliberations.