A local court here has issued notice to union minister Salman Khurshid for allegedly making controversial remarks against Aam Aadmi Party.
Additional Sessions Judge Harvindar Singh issued the notice yesterday on a review petition filed by AAP member, advocate Poonam Chand Bhandari, directing the External Affairs Minister to appear before the court, or through his counsel, on March 5. Bhandari, who is AAP's state Lokpal, said in his complaint that Khurshid last month called the Aam Admi Party as foul smelling, "anarchist" with "jurassic" ideas out to destroy the system. Bhandari had filed defamation complaint against Khurshid in a lower court which was rejected on February 10 following which he moved the review petition in the sessions court and the notice was issued yesterday.
In his scathing attack on AAP, Khurshid on January 15 dubbed it as "anarchist" with "Jurassic" ideas out to destroy the system and also with some of the "worst, stinking, third grade" people across the country. "They are Jurassic. They smell of anarchy. They just demean everything that has been time-tested. They ridicule anything. They question and demean anything... AAP is a real threat to our system. They are anarchist. They want to destroy the system. They are anarchist either by choice or by ignorance," Khurshid had told NDTV. "AAP has some of the worst, third grade people across the country. I have been to districts where I have found that the worst stinking persons are the first to join the AAP...they are lucky today because every stink is described as a fragrance for good for them," Khurshid had said.