Sibal quits Congress, files RS nomination with SP support

Sibal quits Congress, files RS nomination with SP support

Lucknow: Eminent lawyer and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha with the support of the Samajwadi Party after announcing that he has quit the Congress. But he clarified that he has not joined the SP. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav accompanied Sibal during his filing of nomination. After filing his nomination, Sibal clarified that he filed the nomination as an independent candidate. He said he had quit the Congress on May 16. "We want to form an alliance of opposition parties to oppose the Modi government. We want to create an atmosphere so that the Modi government can be defeated in 2024," Sibal said. ""I am no longer a Congress leader. I resigned from Congress on May 16," he said. Sibal also said he had made a public statement that he will not join any party and hence he has not joined the SP. "I told Akhileshji that I want to go to the Rajya Sabha but as an independent… There are no conditions," he said. "I felt it was time to be in the House as an independent candidate. I have no bad feelings or complaints with the Congress. Our relations are good," he said.

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