Sonia Gandhi's resignation has calmed down opposition: M G Vaidhya
Nagpur, Mar 26 (UNI) Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) senior leader M G Vaidhya said that the resignation of Congress President Sonia Gandhi from Lok Sabha and National Advisory Council (NAC) has calmed down the opposition parties.
By resigning from the Lok Sabha membership ande Chairpersonship of NAC, Ms Gandhi has shown her political skill and mature sense of politics, former RSS spokesman, Mr Vaidhya, said in a regular column 'Bhashya' of a Marathi daily 'Tarun Bharat' here.
Welcoming Ms Sonia's resignation, the RSS leader said that if the ordinance was issued to save Ms Sonia Gandhi, the opposition would have got a great weapon to campaign against her in the forthcoming by-election at Raibareili from where she wished to contest, he said.
Had Ms Gandhi only abandoned the office of profit, while retaining the Lok Sabha seat, the opposition would have clamoured on issues like Volker committee report and the Congress would have come under severe criticism during the election, he said.
Quoting MP Dr Karansingh, who also resigned, he said, former Prime Ministers Atal Behari Vajpayee and Narsimha Rao and other ministers had also possessed office of profit, but there was no outcry on the issue because the matter surfaced suddenly only after a PIL was filed against Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan.
He said all non-Congress parties should not term Sonia Gandhi's resignation as a ''drama''.
It is necessary for the opposition to ask for resignations of their MPs and not give a chance to Congress to say that it is a honest party, he added.
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