Salman Khurshid is 64 years old Loksabha MP, elected from Farrukhabad of Uttar Pradesh state as a member of Indian National Congress Party. Salman Khurshid was born to Shri Khurshid Alam Khan & Smt. Saeda Khurshid and is married to Smt. Louise Khurshid. He/She has 3 son(s) 1 daughter(s)
Background information of Salman Khurshid:
Grandson of Dr. Zakir Hussain, former Indian President. Son of Khurshid Alam, former governor of Karnataka, and former union minister. Salman Khurshid was also an OSD(Officer on Special Duty) in the Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s Office and was considered to be close to the Gandhi family.
Important Political Views , Speeches and Statements
Salman Khurshid approached the Supreme Court, in 2002 against ban on SIMI(Students Islamic Movement of India) saying that , its a cultural organisation. (source)
Salman Khurshid ran for presidency of India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) and lost from opponent Sirajuddin Qureshi( Managing Director of Hind Agro Industries Limited, a meat export company ). Foundation stone for the IICC organisation was laid by Indira Gandhi in August 1984 and was inaugurated by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in June 2006.
In February 2012, he promised a nine per cent sub-quota for backward Muslims in Uttar Pradesh while campaigning for his wife, Louise Khurshid, for MLA seat in Farrukhabad. EC(election commission) served a show-cause notice to him for the statement and later Salman also challenged the Election Commission’s authority to censure him for his remarks but he again released a public statement saying he regretted his statement.(source)
In February 2012 he claimed in Azamgarh that Batla House encounter was fake and he took the issue to Sonia Gandhi. She cried after seeing pictures of Batla house encounter, (The encounter took place on September 19, 2008 in Jamia Nagar in Delhi. Two terrorists & a Delhi Police inspector were killed in the encounter. The two terrorists belonged to Azamgarh). (source)
On 10th October,he made a statement that “Kejriwal’s behaviour worse than ‘gutter snipes“, in an interview when asked about Arvind Kejriwal’s allegations.source
Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid, are the chief functionary officers of NGO Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust. There has been a sting operation by Aajtak Channel (source ) revealing that the trust has received money for welfare of Physically disabled people. But the amount was taken out by doing forged signatures and stamps of district officers. CAG also pointed out serious irregularities in Khurshid’s trust and Union ministry of social justice and empowerment repeatedly gave funds again in 2011 even after finding the irregularities (source).
Enrolled at the Bar, Supreme Court of India, 1997
appeared in miscellaneous and regular matters in the Supreme Court of India in Constitutional, Commercial and other matters, drafted briefs in various fields of law, including Commercial and Constitutional matters, Arbitration, Contract, Sale of goods, Company law, Service and Labour matter and Opinion work, argued several leading cases of Constitutional Rights, Civil Liberties, including Press Law and Freedom of Expression, 1982-84
O.S.D. in the Prime Minister`s Office with Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, 1981-82
Senior Partner, Talib Luthra & Associates, Extensive Chamber and Court practice, escpecially in commercial, consitutional airlines, Press Law and Administrative Law
actively involved in Congress Party affairs, particularly minority affairs, since 1985
Spokeperson, All India Congress Committee, 1998-99
designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Senior Councel, and Chambers for Equity Lex Associates, 1999
Incharge (i) North East States and Programme Implementation
and (ii) five States-Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chattisgarh and West Bengal
Member, AICC Committee for Future Challenges and Opportunities