New Delhi, May 25:
In a massive setback for the Congress party, senior leader Kapil Sibal has resigned from the party.
Confirming the major political development, Sibal said he had tendered my resignation from the Congress party on May 16.
Sibal’s confirmation came after he filed a nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections, with the support of the Samajwadi Party.
He said, “It is important for an independent voice to be heard.”
Sibal, who is completing his RS term in July, was then elected with SP’s support. He also represented Azam Khan in Supreme Court and helped him secure interim bail, and helped Akhilesh retain the party’s bicycle symbol in 2017 after a Yadav family feud.