Digital Desk, Patna. Following the embarrassing defeat in the Bihar Assembly elections, factionalism in the Congress is clearly visible. After raising the questions of Kapil Sibal on the top leadership, first Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot criticized Sibal and now Salman Khurshid has written a long Facebook post describing him as ‘Douting Thomas’. Let me tell you that Douting Thomas is a man who refuses to believe anything unless he experiences it himself or has proof. Khurshid has also been taunted by the lines of Bahadur Shah Zafar.
Salman Khurshid has started his Facebook post along the lines of the last Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar. Khurshid has written, ‘When we were watching the news recently, the eyes of the others, the eyes on their evils, did not get any worse. In a way, through these lines of Bahadur Shah Zafar, Khurshid is advising the leaders who criticize the Congress leadership to peep into their girban.
In the post, Salman Khurshid further wrote that Bahadur Shah Zafar and his words given above can be a useful companion for many of our party’s colleagues, who from time to time suffer pain. When we do something better, of course to some extent they readily accept it, but when we are weak, they are in a hurry to bruise their nails. It seems that now they have very few nails left for future disappointment.
Khurshid emphasized, “If voters do not value the liberal values that we are protecting, then we should be prepared for a long struggle rather than looking for shortcuts to come to power.” He wrote, ‘Getting out of power cannot be easily accepted in public life but if it is a result of politics of values then it should be accepted with respect. If we compromise with our principles to gain power, it is better that we leave it all. ‘