Kapil Sibal interview post resignation: Future plans are to unite opposition to oppose BJP

Congress grand leader Kapil Sibal announced Wednesday that he has resigned from the Congress party on May 16 and has submitted his candidacy as an independent candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections of Uttar Pradesh, with the support of the Samajwadi Party.

In an interview with Indian Express minutes after he announced his resignation, Sibal said “My future plan is to unite the opposition to oppose the exemption of the current anti-people policies that are dividing the inclusive culture of India”.

Excerpts from his interview:

Q: Did you resign from Congress?

Kapil Sibal: Yes, I resigned from Congress on May 16. I resigned from basic membership of Congress

Q: What made you make this decision?

Kapil Sibal: It’s not necessary for me to clarify at this time

Q: Have you submitted your candidacy to the Rajya Sabha of the Samajwadi Party?

Sibal Cable: No, I didn’t. I submitted my candidacy as an independent. The Samajwadi Party has supported me.

Q: Have you joined the Samajwadi Party?

Cable Sibal: Of course not. How do I submit a nomination as a freelancer? Then I have to file as a candidate for the Samajwadi Party. If you remember, I made a public statement that I would not join any other political party. Consistent with my general position, I did what I declared. Of course, as an independent member, I hope to be an independent voice in the country.

Q: Your future plans?

Kapil Sibal: My future plan is to unite the opposition to oppose the exemption of the current anti-people policies that divide the inclusive culture of India.

Q: Why do you think Congress is no longer the means to do all this?

Sibal Cable: Everyone. All opposition must be a way to embed

Question, you have chosen to cut ties with Congress

Kapil Sibal: I chose to cut ties with Congress for reasons I don’t want to talk about now. Now that I am not a member of the Congress Party, I do not wish to say anything negative, anything that goes against the culture of politics we must embrace. Inside Congress, I can say whatever I want to say. Now that I am not in Congress, I do not wish to criticize anyone in Congress.

Question: As part of the Group of 23 I tried to introduce some reforms in Congress

Kapil Sibal: I will not respond to any of that now because I am not a member of the Congress party.

Q: Your message to the other 23 group members

Kapil Sibal: There is no message to anyone.

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