Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress

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New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party and said she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons.

“I totally deny the unfounded, unsubstantiated, farcical news which came on television channels that I have quit or resigned. I have done neither of them,” Soni told IANS.

Asked if she had requested the party leadership to relieve her of the charges of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, she said: “This is a long-standing request of mine with the Congress President (Sonia Gandhi) and the Vice-President (Rahul Gandhi).”

“The fact that I don’t keep too well my load of duties as General Secretary could be reduced. It is a request. That’s what I have suggested,” she added.

“They have not taken any decision yet,” Soni said.

Soni is General Secretary in-charge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls later this year.

–IANS

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