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Sukhpal Khaira resigns as Cong spokesman

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 18, 2014
First Published: 19:40 IST(18/5/2014) | Last Updated: 23:09 IST(18/5/2014)

Punjab Congress spokesman Sukhpal Khaira on Sunday submitted his resignation from the post to All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice-president Rahul Gandhi "on moral grounds" in the wake of the party's debacle in the state in the Lok Sabha elections.

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"Although I tried my best to strengthen the party somehow I feel, we have been unable to deliver or convert the strong anti-incumbency against the SAD-BJP government into votes. Therefore, I take full moral responsibility for the poor showing on the hustings and offer my resignation from the said post, so that you can reconstitute the state unit afresh. I am of the firm opinion that more meritorious and deserving person be given this responsibility," Khaira stated in his resignation letter to Rahul Gandhi.

Pointing out that he was appointed as the state party spokesman on April 8, 2013, Khaira stated that ever since his appointment, he had tried to work with sincerity and zeal to strengthen the party in Punjab.

While opposing the Badal-Majithia-Kairon clans in Punjab, Khaira said he had to bear the brunt of political vendetta against in the shape of six false criminal cases against him. Most of the cases have fallen flat and the last utterly false case of the SC/ST Act, 1989, was under process of quashing in the Punjab and Haryana high court," he stated.

Khaira re-assured Rahul Gandhi in his letter to his unflinching commitment towards the Congress.

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