Sonia should not seek re-election: Amar Singh
Amar alleged that Sonia had to resign as her party had filed false complaints against his party MP Jaya Bachchan.india Updated: Apr 21, 2006 19:56 IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi should not stand for re-election to the Parliament if her resignation from her seat in the Lok Sabha was a "sacrifice", Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said on Thursday.
"Instead she should direct all her MPs against whom there are allegations of holding office of profit to resign," he told an Asom Gana Parishad election campaign rally in Tinsukia.
"Gandhi is now posing that she has sacrificed. Fearing her disqualification, she resigned," he alleged.
He also alleged that Sonia had to resign as her party had filed false and fabricated complaints against his party MP Jaya Bachchan about her holding an office of profit.
Asserting the rule of law was the same for all, Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu, who also addressed the meeting, said, "we are not attacking Sonia Gandhi."
"We only referred the matter to the Election Commission through the President as she was holding two posts in violation of the Constitution," Naidu added.
Samajwadi Party member and film actor Jaya Bachchan spoke in her mother tongue Bengali.
She urged the voters to cast their ballots for AGP as their future lay with the regional party.