Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Friday hit out at political strategist Prashat Kishor for his remark that Opposition leadership should be decided “democratically”.

Taking to Twitter, Salman Khurshid said, “PK has curious take on democracy. He uses divinity to question democratic choice of Congress workers. This tells us that copy book wisdom about politics does not factor human conduct. Politics is not ONLY about winning elections. But how does commerce know?”

“Lesson for PK: Divinity is about Faith. Democracy is about faith. Other people cannot write the script for democratic choice. If democratic choice not understood, go back to school and begin afresh. Perhaps differentiating Faith and faith will answer BJP,” he added.

In a veiled attack on former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor had on Thursday said the party’s leadership is not the “divine right of an individual”.

“The idea and space that Congress represents is vital for a strong Opposition. But Congress’s leadership is not the divine right of an individual especially when the party has lost more than 90% elections in the last 10 years. Let Opposition leadership be decided democratically,” Prashant Kishor had said in a tweet.

Prashant Kishor’s remark came after Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stoked a controversy with her remark that “there is no UPA now”. Prashant Kishor is also the political advisor of Mamata Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee’s remark was criticised by many Congress leaders, who accused her of aiding the BJP by creating fissures in the Opposition unity.

Mamata Banerjee, who pulled out her party of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in 2012, has been on an expansion campaign to project the TMC as an alternative to the Congress at the national level.


India today

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