Congress leader and former union minister Kapil Sibal resigned from the party today. He submitted his nomination to the Rajya Sabha as a Samajwadi Party-backed independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh.
Here are key quotes from Kapil Sibal’s interview with DailyExpertNews:
On his resignation from Congress: It wasn’t sudden. I didn’t want it to be a tamasha. Political parties are like volunteer organizations, people come and go.
It’s always hard to move on. At the same time, everyone has to think for themselves whether it is time to do something else. There are no independent voices in the party.
About Joining Another Party: BJP, over my dead body. I will not join any party.
On Samajwadi Festival: I am not from the Samajwadi party. I could get the support of every party that supported me. I am for the idea of inclusive India, that is the ideology of India.
About critics: I’ve never worried about anything in life. What I say, I believe, I believe what I say. I don’t have to worry. They are welcome to say what they have to say.