The function in Sharjah, UAE, was organised by AMU Alumni Forum UAE and saw an attendance of around 900 former students. Khurshid was the chief Guest and Lt Gen (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah, former Vice Chancellor of AMU, was the guest of honour present among other dignitaries at the function.
"Whatever it takes to sacrifice, adjust and negotiate to make the alliance a reality, Congress is willing to do. The alliance must not be for containing Congress, the alliance must be for removing BJP and we are willing for anything," Salman Khurshid said
The book, Spectrum Politics, comes months after a Delhi court acquitted former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and other accused of corruption and money laundering charges in the 2G spectrum allocation cases.
Maintaining distance from both the Congress leaders’ statements, state party president Raj Babbar said: “Our stand is clear that we neither associated ourselves with the earlier remark nor with this one..."
The controversial remarks by the former Union foreign minister came during an event at Aligarh Muslim University when he was asked about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the violence following the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992 during the Congress regime.