Sonia Gandhi to take oath as LS MP on Monday
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will take oath as a Lok Sabha member on Monday.india Updated: May 13, 2006 20:32 IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will take oath as a Lok Sabha member on Monday, days ahead of the introduction in the House of a bill on the office of profit issue over which she had resigned in March.
Gandhi, who recorded her biggest-ever electoral triumph by winning the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha bypoll with a margin of over 4.17 lakh votes, will take oath on Monday, parliament sources said.
They said the bill on the office of profit issue is expected to be introduced on May 17 and would be taken up for consideration soon.
Gandhi became a member of the Lok Sabha again less than seven weeks after resigning in the face of a shrill opposition attack on her over the office of profit issue.
She had on March 23 resigned as chairpersonship of the National Advisory Council (NAC) as she was facing disqualification petitions that she was holding an office of profit.
Congress sources said the NAC post would certainly be among the posts exempted from the category of offices of profit in the proposed bill.