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Sonia Gandhi should not seek re-election, says Amar Singh

Tuesday 28 March 2006

Tinsukia,India: Congress President Sonia Gandhi should not stand for re-election to the Parliament if her resignation from her seat in the Lok Sabha was a "sacrifice" in the controversy generated by the office of profit issue as was being said by the party, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said today.

"Instead she should direct all her MPs against whom there are allegations of holding office of profit to resign," he told an Asom Gana Parishad election campaign rally here.

"Gandhi is now posing that she has sacrificed. Fearing her disqualification, she resigned," he alleged.

He also alleged that Sonia had to resign as her party had filed false and fabricated complaints against his party MP Jaya Bachhaan about her holding an office of profit.

Asserting the rule of law was the same for all, Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu, who also addressed the meeting, said "we are not attacking Sonia Gandhi. We only referred the matter to the Election Commission through the President as she was holding two posts in violation of the Constitution." Samajwadi Party member and film actor Jaya Bacchaan spoke in her mother tongue Bengali and urged the voters to cast their ballots for AGP as their future lay with the regional party.

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