Published On: Tue, Aug 18th, 2015

UP Congress upset with Kapil Sibal for defending Yadav Singh as govt lawyer

Lucknow: Knives are out in the Uttar Pradesh Congress Party against its senior leader and former HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, after he took up Yadav Singh’s case in Supreme Court.

Former Noida Chief Engineer Yadav Singh

Former Noida Chief Engineer Yadav Singh

A section of Congressmen have demanded disciplinary action against him from party president Sonia Gandhi, if she is really interested in creating confidence within the party and winning the 2017 Assembly elections.

“We have written to Sonia to sack Sibal from the party to send across the message that Congress had nothing to do with the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), which stands by Singh, the former Noida chief engineer, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

“Sibal has done great harm to our grass-roots work in UP to revive the party. Now, people have started asking us how would the party fight against the misrule of the SP when we stand by it on the issue of the Rs 2000 crore scam committed by Singh”, said a senior Congress leader on the condition of anonymity.

Congress Legislative Party leader Pradeep Mathur has also written a separate letter to Sonia in which he has said that while they were demanding from the CBI to quickly probe the case against Singh, Sibal was fighting the case of the SP government, which was against central agency’s probe.

“We demanded a CBI probe in the case. But Sibal is opposing it in Supreme Court in the capacity of a lawyer of the state government. This kind of dualism will harm us politically,” he has stated in his letter.

Inputs with Mail Today

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