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Birender supports Rahul on convicted leaders' ordinance issue

Rajya Sambha member and senior Congress leader Birender Singh on Saturday evening expressed his support for party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's opposition to the ordinance 'proposed to protect' tainted and convicted members of parliament (MPs) and members of legislative assembly (MLAs).

india Updated: Sep 29, 2013 18:10 IST
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Rajya Sambha member and senior Congress leader Birender Singh on Saturday evening expressed his support for party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's opposition to the ordinance 'proposed to protect' tainted and convicted members of parliament (MPs) and members of legislative assembly (MLAs).

“Rahul Gandhi has voiced the public opinion about convicted criminals in politics,” he added while addressing mediapersons at PWD rest house here during a session held to thank party workers for his Jind rally.

He said that Congress MP Rao Inderjit Singh was “constitutionally, still in the Congress”, and the party had sought his clarification by October 7.

“I hope and believe he will not quit the party,” he added.

Regarding plans to contest the next Lok Sabha election from Hisar constituency, as implied by his numerous visits here, he said, “I will remain a member of the Rajya Sabha for three years.”

Asked whether his son Bijender Singh would contest the election, he said, “I cannot say. You ask him.”