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Ambika turns down cabinet post

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 23, 2004 04:11 AM IST

Inspired by Sonia Gandhi, the AICC General Secy said she would like to work with the motto of "selflessness and service to the nation".

Emulating Congress president Sonia Gandhi, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni on Saturday turned down an offer of a ministerial berth in the Manmohan Singh Government, saying she would like to work with the motto of "selflessness and service to the nation".

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In a letter to Gandhi, Soni said, "today you have asked me to serve as a member in the Council of Ministers of the Government of India. A singular honour for every political worker. But I am also one of those who have been inspired by your unique example.

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"Allow me to emulate you. I too would like to work with your motto of selflessness and service to the nation above everything else," she said.

"Therefore, in all humility I request you to ask the Prime Minister not to include me in his Cabinet. My close association with you is very valuable to me and I cherish it," she said.

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