The Congress on Saturday came to defend the party’s decision of replacing former solicitor general of India Harish Salve with Pakistani counsel Khawar Qureshi in the 2004 Dabhol Power Corporation matter and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is promoting a lie along a TV channel.
“Khawar Qureshi, who is being portrayed as a terrorist, has been a part of the Queen’s Counsel (QC) since 1990. He is an additional high court judge in the United Kingdom, and also a professor at the Cambridge University. He was appointed by the Indian government when two investors from En Ron filed a case against India at the International Court of Arbitration in 2004,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said
Defending Qureshi, Surjewala retaliated against the BJP while questioning their decision to hire an advocate in the Italian marine fiasco, who is now representing Pakistan in the Kishenganga Project case in Kashmir.
In power in 2004, the Congress changed the entire legal team of the case and appointed Pakistani lawyer Khawar Qureshi at the International Court of Arbitration.
In Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Khawar Qureshi was the counsel of Pakistan.