Rumours were rife that following her husband’s decision to switch from Congress to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Amrita could also take a similar step, however she has categorically dismissed such speculations.

Amrita also made it clear that if the Congress high command asks her to quit, she wouldn’t hesitate to put in papers. Citing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s loud and clear message on women empowerment, she said sacking her would send a wrong signal to the nation.

She claimed Maharaj never intended to bring down the Harish Rawat-led government in Uttarakhand and she wouldn’t quit from the Congress. If party president Sonia Gandhi asks her to resign from the cabinet, she would duly follow her order, she added.

In a blow to her detractors in the party, she also made it clear that she wouldn’t bow down in front of any kind of internal pressure triggered at the state level.

(JPN/Bureau)

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