Sonia hands over resignation papers to LS Speaker
New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Congress President Sonia Gandhi today submitted her resignation from the membership of the Lok Sabha to Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
Immediately after announcing her decision to resign as MP from Rae Bareli and also as National Advisory Council Chairperson, Mrs Gandhi drove straight to the official residence of Mr Chatterjee and personally handed over the brief resignation letter.
She was closetted with the Speaker for nearly 15 minutes.
Ms Gandhi had already announced that she would contest again from Rae Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.
The submission of the resignation today itself will facilitate conduct of by-elections to Rae Bareilly in such a way that Ms Gandhi could expect to become a member of Lok Sabha when the House meets for its monsoon session in July.
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