Sonia Gandhi steps down as MP

Sonia Gandhi, leader of the Indian governing coalition, today stepped down as a parliament member amid a growing controversy about whether she also held another job.

Sonia Gandhi, leader of the Indian governing coalition, today stepped down as a parliament member amid a growing controversy about whether she also held another job.

The surprise announcement came as the political opposition has been insisting she was not qualified to sit in parliament since she also chaired a number of foundations.

Indian law does not allow national politicians to hold other paid jobs.

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