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Kapil Sibal resigns from Congress, seeks RS nomination with SP's support

Veteran leader's exit marks another jolt for the country's main political Opposition party.

Lucknow: Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha with the support of the Samajwadi Party, at Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav is also seen. (PTI Photo
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Announcing that he had resigned from the Congress last week, Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha as an Independent supported by the Samajwadi Party.

Sibal, whose exit is another jolt for the electorally battered Congress, said his ideology is related to the party he has been with for three decades. The former Union minister went to the Uttar Pradesh assembly premises to file his papers with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav and other senior leaders.

A prominent member of the G23, which had sought an organisational overhaul in the Congress, Sibal's tenure as

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 3:20 PM IST

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