kapil sibal: Setback for Congress: With support from SP, ‘Independent’ Kapil Sibal files RS nomination | India News

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NEW DELHI: In yet another setback for the Congress, former Union minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said he had tendered his resignation to the party on May 16.
Sibal announced his departure from the Congress shortly after filing his Rajya Sabha nomination papers as an independent candidate, with the backing of the Samajwadi Party (SP).
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was present during the filing of the papers.
“I filled the nomination (for Rajya Sabha elections) as an independent candidate. I am thankful to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav that he supported me. I also wish to convey my gratitude to Azam Khan for the support that he has given me, not just now but over several years,” Sibal said, adding: “It is important to be an independent voice. While staying in Opposition we want to create an alliance so that we can oppose the Modi government.”
“Today, Kapil Sibal filed his nomination papers. He…

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