Added on : 2022-05-25 15:01:43
Veteran Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed the nomination for upcoming Rajya Sabha polls with the support of the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. Sibal, who is a 'G-23' member, met Yadav in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Sibal filed nomination for Rajya Sabha polls in presence of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and party MP Ram Gopal Yadav.
Talking to reporters after filing his nomination for Rajya Sabha polls, with support from SP, Sibal said: "I had tendered my resignation from the Congress party on 16 May." Sibal further said, "I have always wanted to be an independent voice in the country."
"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," Sibal said.