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Sonia making virtue out of necessity

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy today said Congress President Sonia Gandhi's resignation from Lok Sabha and the office of the chairperson of the National Advisory Council was ''not a sacrifice but was only an attempt to make a virtue out of necessity.'' In a statment, he said Mrs Gandhi was caught ''red handed'' holding an office of profit while targetting Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on the issue.

''There is no sacrifice on her part. She had to resign from the membership, when the matter was referred to Election Commission by the President,'' Dr Swamy said, accusing the Congress President of filing a 'false sworn affidavit' claiming to have Cambridge University education, whereas the University had written to him, stating that there was no student by name Sonia Gandhi or Antonia Miano.

After staking claim to form the government, Mrs Gandhi was posing herself as having sacrificed the Prime Ministerial position. ''The fact was that she was told, she could attract disqualification, arising out of the relevant clause in the Citizenship Act, under which she herself got registered as an Indian citizen,'' he claimed.


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