New Delhi/ Lucknow: Senior leader and former Union Minister kapil Sibal filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha as an independent candidate backed by Samajwadi Party in Lucknow. He gave away his congress membership on 16th May and filed his nomination today in the presence of SP leader Akhilesh Yadav and other members of SP.

“I was a Congress leader but no longer,” Sibal said while filing his nomination in Lucknow in the presence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. “We are all coming together for 2024,” he added. Sibal has not officially confirmed joining the SP and at present, remains without any party affiliation.

Reacting to Sibal’s announcement, the Congress hoped he “finds peace in his new party”. Speaking to reporters in Lucknow, Sibal thanked Akhilesh Yadav for backing his Rajya Sabha nomination. Making a sharp attack on the BJP led Central government he said “preparation are going on for 2024 and will expose the central government.”