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Speculations rife over Khusrshid's fate in cabinet as he puts off haj plans

Monday October 22, 2012 03:33:23 PM, Agencies

New Delhi: Wild speculations are on about the fate of Salman Khurshid in the union cabinet after the Minister of Law & Justice and Minority Affairs, who is charged of misusing the funds meant for disabled, cancelled his scheduled hajj plans on Saturday.

 

Salman Khurshid has been replaced by Union Minister of state for external affairs  E Ahmed. Ahmed left for Jeddah on Sunday. Indian envoy in Riyadh Hamid Ali Rao has been asked to join him as part of a two-member official Indian delegation to combine diplomacy and religious ritual.

 

Salman Khurshid was scheduled to lead the Indian goodwill haj delegation from India. However, sources said, opted out of the tour in order to answer the IAC attacks, which is planning a rally in his Farrukhabad Lok Sabha constituency next month.

 

However, the reports coming from New Delhi's power circle said that Khurshid did not opt out of the haj mission on his own but he was removed at the behest of prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

 

It is also speculated that the Congress high command had taken some hard decision about Khushid ahead of the cabinet reshuffle expected on Tuesday and hence he had been advised to remain in the capital.

Only a few days ago, Indian consulate in Jeddah had announced the visit of Khurshid as the head of Indian goodwill delegation for the 2012 haj. The two-member delegation is expected to visit pilgrims in Makkah and Madina to examine the facilities as well as arrangements.

 

On earlier occasions, haj goodwill delegations used to comprise of dozens of people including ministers. This year, however, due to the Supreme Court order, the government decided to send a two-member delegation to Saudi Arabia for haj.

 

 



 


 

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