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Hooda terms Sonia's resignation as supreme sacrifice

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Chandigarh, Mar 23 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has termed the resignation of Sonia Gandhi from the post of Chairperson of National Advisory Council and membership of Lok Sabha as a ''supreme sacrifice to uphold the high moral values of the degenerating politics in the country.'' In a press release issued here today, he said that Mrs Gandhi has furthered the cause of the legacy of the Nehru family, which had set an example to serve the country without any motive before and after Independence.

He said that after the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, she could have become the prime minister of the country easily, but she decided to remain in private.

Noting that when the Congress party was on the verge on breaking and various leaders had approached her to come into active politics and take up the leadership of the party, he said she took over the challenge of not only strengthening the party but was also instrumental in bringing victory for the party in the recent elections.

Later, when the Congress Party came into power at the Centre, she again got an opportunity to lead the country, but she decided to make Dr Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister and served the country by remaining out of power.

He said that the supreme sacrifice and the exemplary step taken by Mrs Gandhi would further strengthen the Congress party and all the workers of the party would stand behind her after this far reaching decision.

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