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Sibal quits Congress, seeks SP support to fight Rajya Sabha independently

The former union minister had been vocal about the way Congress was being mismanaged, as part of the Group of 23 leaders who had sought a 'more active' party leadership

Kapil Sibal
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Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal files nomination papers for RS, on Wednesday

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
It was a moment of mutual relief. Former union minister in the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Kapil Sibal announced on Wednesday that he had resigned from the Congress on May 16, the day the party was winding up its Udaipur consultation. He added that he would be an independent Rajya Sabha candidate from Uttar Pradesh for elections due next month, with the support of the Samajwadi Party. Sibal had been vocal about the way the Congress was being mismanaged, as part of the Group of 23 leaders who had sought a ‘more active’ party leadership.

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 9:01 PM IST

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