Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid

Introduction :

Salman Khurshid is 71 years old Loksabha MP, elected from of state as a member of 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

Corruption Allegations

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).

More information
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
Party Name
Assets ( In Rupees) More than 2 Crore(s)
Profession ,
Education Post Graduate
Permanent Address 4, Gulmohar Avenue, Jamia Nagar,New Delhi - 110 025
Delhi Address 4, Kushak Road,New Delhi - 110 011
Mobile 09811078272
Phone 011-23793191,011-23793192,011-23714200,011-23714663,011-23711780,011-26322720,011-26849662
Fax 011-23793235,011-23710804,011-26921451
Email address
1991-96 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
June 1991 Union Deputy Minister, Commerce
Jan. 1993-June 1996 Union Minister of State, External Affairs
1996-97 Chairman, Department of Foreign Affairs
1999-2000 and 2005-08 President, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee
2000-03 Chairman, Department of Policy Planning and Coordination (DEPCO), All India Congress Committee
2003-04 Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee
2004-05 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2009 - 18 Jan 2011 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Corporate Affairs; Minority Affairs
19 Jan 2011-19 July 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources
19 Jan 2011 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Minority Affairs
July 2011 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Law and Justice
"At Home in India", a restatement of Indian Muslims (Vikas 1987)
"Beyond Terrorism"(UBS 1994)
"Sons of Babur" a play in search of India, published by Rupa & Co., 2008
forthcoming book "If Winter Comes"
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