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Congress leader Gurudas Kamat quits all party posts

Kamat had asked to be relieved of his duties in february

mumbai Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:21 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Former Congress leader Gurudas Kamat.(HT FILE)

In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat quit all posts in the party, according to a statement on Wednesday.

“I had met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi last week on Wednesday and discussed to be relieved from all responsibilities,” he said in a terse statement, hinting at retirement from active politics.

Kamat said he had requested Gandhi to relieve him from all responsibilities on February 3, the day Congress candidates were announced for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, and repeated his plea on February 21, the day of BMC polling.

“I thank Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi for the opportunity given to me to serve the party,” he said without elaborating on the reasons for his decision.

First Published: Apr 26, 2017 15:21 IST