Matang Singh taken back to Congress

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Guwahati, Jul 16: Former union parliamentary affairs minister Matang Singh has been re-inducted into the Congress with immediate effect. AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh told PTI here today (Jul 16) that Matang Singh had met him and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi last night in New Delhi, following which he was re-inducted.

"Matang Singh is now in the party fold," said the AICC general secretary in-charge of Assam.

Matang was suspended from the Congress in 2000 following his "anti-party activities". The former minister said he was happy to be back in his parent party and assured to work for the interest of the party and the state. Local Congress leaders have also welcomed the re-entry of Singh into the party.

PTI

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