Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat quits all posts in party

In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit all posts in the party.

IANS| Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat quits all posts in party

Mumbai: In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit all posts in the party, according to a statement here 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 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.