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BREAKING: Kapil Sibal leaves Congress; SP backs him for Rajya Sabha seat

  • What: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal today dropped a bombshell by announcing that he has quit the Congress party. "I had resigned from the Congress party on May 16," Kapil Sibal told reporters.

  • Why: Stating his decision, the senior politician said,"You must be thinking, how can one leave the Congress after 31 years. There must be something that my heart must feel. Sometimes, such decisions need to be taken. But my ideology is that of the Congress."

  • What next: This revelation was made when Mr.Sibal filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha. He filed it as an Independent candidate, backed by Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP).