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Cong leader Ambika Soni asks to relieve her as party in-charge of Himachal, Uttarakhand

By Oneindia Staff Writer

New Delhi, July 21: Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni has asked the party to relieve her as in-charge of the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Soni made the request citing health reasons. This comes just after party veteran Shankersinh Vaghela said he was sacked by the party 24 hours back. Meanwhile, she will continue to serve as an Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha.

A file photo of Congress leader Ambika Soni. Photo credit: PTI

Speaking to the media, Soni said, "I have requested leadership to relieve me as in-charge of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh due to health reasons."

Sushil Kumar Shinde will take over the charge of Himachal Pradesh.

She is a Member of Parliament representing the state of Punjab in the Rajya Sabha.

Soni has also served as minister of information and broadcasting in Manmohan Singh government.

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