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Press release: Gurudas Kamat resigns

delhi Updated: Jul 12, 2011 19:49 IST

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Full text of Gurudas Kamat's statement who on Tuesday resigned from the cabinet for not being made a union minister in the reshuffle of portfolios. According to media reports, the minister was sacked because he did not attend the ceremony.


Highest regard for Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh – Kamat

This is to clarify that early this morning I personally wrote to both Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to relieve me from my Ministerial responsibility, expressing a desire to work in the Party as an active party worker.

There is no question of any disappointment over the portfolio, which is itself an important one, with concerns related to requirements of a large sections of the people of the country. The reasons are totally personal and not any defiance of the party leadership as is being made out in certain sections of the media.

I have the highest respect and regard for Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and will continue to be a committed Congress Worker. I have thanked both Hon’ble Congress President and Hon’ble Prime Minister for the opportunity given to serve in the union cabinet for the last two years. I also take the opportunity to congratulate all those who have been elevated or newly inducted in the Cabinet.