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Sonia tries invisibility act

March 21, 2005 15:56 IST

It was no backseat driving. Congress president Sonia Gandhi stumped party members by taking the last row in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

TheUnited Progressive Alliancechairperson, who enjoys Cabinet rank by virtue of being head of the National Advisory Council on the Common Minimum Programme of the ruling alliance, has been allotted the front row seat next to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and leader of the House Pranab Mukherjee.

Gandhi continued to occupy a seat on thelast rowdespite being urged by Finance Minister P Chidambaram and others to move to the front.

Incidentally, her son andCongress Member of ParliamentRahul Gandhi, seated three rows ahead of her, spoke for the first time in the House on Monday.

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