Farrukhabad: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Salman Khurshid has admitted that a ‘Modi tsunami’ swept the opposition away in the Lok Sabha election, 2019. He said on Saturday, “Today we know that the election was held and the popularity of the PM in the election was so much that no one could stand in front of him.”
The statement of Khurshid echoes what several BJP leaders exclaimed at the end of 23 May, the day the election results were declared. He has given this statement at a time when Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s resignation from his post in the party has no takers, even as he has asked the party to look for his successor.
Khurshid, who came to Farrukhabad to thank the voters, said this during a function. Khurshid, who was elected as a Member of Parliament from Farrukhabad in 2009, had to face defeat in 2014 and 2019.
Khurshid said in his statement, “Many people said about this election that a tsunami came, it swept away everything, but we are still alive and we can talk to you.”
The senior advocate of the Supreme Court Khurshid seized the opportunity to criticise the central government for the triple talaq bill presented in the Lok Sabha and passed by it.
Salman Khurshid, Congress: Aaj toh hum yehi jante hai chunav hua aur chunav mein PM ki lokpriyata itni thi ke uske samne koi khada nahi ho paya. Lekin ek achi baat hai ki Tsunami aaya usne sab kuch baha diya lekin kam se kam hum zinda rahe aur aapse baat toh kar sakte hai. pic.twitter.com/hoFyrHCCZh
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 22, 2019
On the issue of no successor of Rahul Gandhi found in the Congress yet, Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that Rahul Gandhi should remain in the position of party president.
Congress candidate Salman Khurshid got only 55,258 votes in the 2019 election while BJP candidate Mukesh Rajput won the Farrukhabad seat with 569,880 votes.