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Should Sonia Gandhi have resigned?

March 23, 2006

Thursday morning it seemed as if the Union Cabinet would recommend an ordinance to the President that will prevent disqualification of Members of Parliament who were also holding office of profit, among them Congress president and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

The Cabinet -- under fire from various quarters for the UPA government's decision to end the Budget session of Parliament suddenly and bring in the ordinance -- met, but there was no word on the ordinance.

Deliberations then shifted to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi's home, and by afternoon she had resigned as member of Parliament from Rae Bareilly and as chairperson of the National Advisory Council, the latter post being the one that almost cost her seat in Parliament. But not as UPA chairperson.

Sonia Gandhi quits as member of Parliament

She also said she would seek a re-election.

Do you think this is a face-saving step by Sonia Gandhi?

Has she lost some of the sheen that she acquired when she stepped aside for Manmohan Singh to become prime minister in 2004?

Or, do you think she did right, and has emerged with her image intact?

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Number of User Comments: 1334

Sub: should sonia have resigned

Yet again Sonia gandhi has done the right thing to silence her critics.She is the only person in the world who voluntarily gave up the ...

Posted by sudhin

Sub: Sonia

After sonia's resignation, BJP doesn't did anything like her because they are not ready to face elections by reelecting from that place. Atpresent BJP is ...

Posted by Veera

Sub: Sonia & others should be barred from re-election

Sonia resignation is just a gimmick. In fact they should be barred from fighting elections. In her case she resigned and thinking of fighting re-election ...

Posted by Suman

Sub: Sonia gandhi should not quit actually peoples need to kick her.

Sonia gandhi should not quit actually peoples need to kick her and congress party out of Indian politics. In one newspaper I saw one picture ...

Posted by Jeetendra kalan

Sub: sonia gandhi

it is nothing but a gimmick. Only innecent people in Rae Barelly can woo her

Posted by r raghavan



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