Name one country where people are happy: Khurshid
'Europe is changing its leaders all along...India may change as well, who said India shouldn't,' said Salam Khurshid, Union Law minister on CNN-IBN.
Salman Khurshid, Union Law minister, was Karan Thapar's guest on Devil's Advocate and was answering questions related to the UPA government's performance. When Thapar mentioned that right from farmers to industrialists, no one in this country is happy with the government, Khurshid said "Could you tell me one country were people are happy today?"
"It's a difficult economic landscape...Europe is changing its leaders all along," said Khurshid. When Thapar asked that India may also change its leader soon, Khurshis said, "India may change as well, who said India shouldn't."
When Thapar pointed out that Khurshid sounded like he was ready for opposition, Khurshid immediately responded, "Not at all. In democracy you have to be willing to be in opposition and determined to be in the government."
Salman Khurshid was elected from the Farrukhabad constituency in UP in the 2009 assembly election. He is the Union Minister for Law and Justice and also the Union Minister for Minority Affairs.
When asked whether his party was ready for elections, the Union minister said it doesn't look at the polls right now.
"As soon as there is the talk about Narendra Modi (as NDA's PM candidate), Janata Dal (United) starts issuing threats of parting ways and when it (JDU) is in, Modi is out," Khurshid said.
He was reacting to Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin's remarks welcoming Modi's victory in the state elections.