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Sonia meets Maharashtra Cong chief, discusses resignations
Sonia meets Maharashtra Cong chief, discusses resignations

New Delhi, Sep 12 (TIWN) A day after actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar and former Maharashtra Home Minister Kripa Shankar Singh resigned from the party, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with party state unit chief Eknath Gaikwad here.

Gaikwad arrived at Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath and held discussions with her for over an hour on Wednesday.  He said that the UPA chairperson discussed the issue of many leaders deserting the party ahead of the Assembly polls in the state, which is just two months away.  On Tuesday, Matondkar, who had joined the party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and contested unsuccessfully accused its Mumbai leadership of "betrayal".  Meanwhile, Singh - once billed as the Congress' benign north-Indian face in Mumbai - has also expressed his differences with the Congress' official stance opposing the recent striking down of the Constitution's Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir.

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