BSP’s Satish Chandra Misra and Ashok Siddharth and BJP’s Shiv Pratap Shukla won too.
The 29-MLA Congress suffered a jolt with Sibal getting only 25 first preference votes despite 8-member RLD committing four votes each to Congress and SP.
Congress MLA Ajay Kumar ‘Lallu’ accuses cops of ‘vendetta’, gets bail in 4 cases.
The Congress has called a party legislators’ meet at Vidhan Bhawan to discuss its preparations for the voting.
Former Union minister Kapil Sibal expresses concern over change of textbooks in schools and the idea of a Vedic board, justifies his party’s defence of Robert Vadra, says investigating agencies have become tools in government hands, and admits that while Congress needs reforms, Bengal results are good news
With nomination papers of all 12 candidates being found valid after scrutiny Wednesday, polling will be held on June 11 to fill 11 vacant RS seats from UP.
Sibal, who was accompanied by wife Promila while filing papers at Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow, declared total assets — movable and immovable — worth over Rs 184 crore.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said his party is ‘pained and concerned’ about the attitude of the government and asked as to what the Centre had done for the farmers since coming to power.
Taunting PM Narendra Modi, Sibal said the head of the government must explain through his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to the nation as to what took place in the last two years.
Sibal said what BJP is doing is to target Sonia and then target Rahul, besides other senior Congress leaders like P Chidambaram, Bhupinder Hooda, Harish Rawat, Virbhadra Singh and Ashok Chavan.
“Courts are still there in India. We will approach courts and file a petition demanding striking down of the imposition of the President’s Rule. We will approach the High Court,” said Kapil Sibal.
He was speaking at a book launch on the life of Mohammed Aamir Khan, who was kidnapped from Old Delhi in 1998 and framed as a terrorist.
“AJL is also Congress. Thirty per cent of AJL is owned by trusts controlled by Congressmen. The Gandhis don’t get anything. Nothing comes to the shareholders of YIL,” says Kapil Sibal on National Herald case.
Jaitley said he had “consistently maintained that this chargesheet was full of fabricated facts.”
The Supreme Court ordered deletion of the matter from its September 21 list.