Think, at this time when a dozen veteran leaders of the Congress party are rubbing their heels for a seat in the Rajya Sabha, Kapil Sibal had offers from three parties. In three different states, three different parties had proposed to send Sibal to the Rajya Sabha. But Sibal gave a chance to the Samajwadi Party. He will go to the Rajya Sabha as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party and with that his ties with the Congress have also ended. Anyway, this time Congress was not sending him from any state to the Upper House. Keep in mind that Congress has only two MLAs in Uttar Pradesh this time. Last time Congress had 27 MLAs, SP supported them as Congress candidate. This time SP is away from Congress and Congress has only two MLAs. So he could not go to the Rajya Sabha as a Congress candidate.
Then he left the Congress party and rode on the SP’s cycle. The Samajwadi Party also saw the advantage in making him its Rajya Sabha MP. By the way, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and RJD chief Lalu Prasad were also seeing the benefit, but Sibal gave a chance to the SP. He did not consider it necessary to change the state this time. It is worth mentioning that Azam Khan, who was recently released from jail, had put pressure on Akhilesh Yadav to send Kapil Sibal to Rajya Sabha as Sibal had helped him a lot in the Supreme Court. Akhilesh also accepted Azam Khan’s recommendation because he saw two benefits in it. Firstly, a big face and strong lawyer will be with him in Delhi and secondly Azam Khan’s displeasure will be removed. However, Sibal’s Rajya Sabha was ensured. Now it has to be seen what happens to Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, who questioned the Congress leadership with them?