In a major jolt to Congress, its senior leader and AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit from 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 brief statement.
As per the statement issued by the veteran leader, he requested Gandhi to relieve him from all responsibilities on February 3 – the day Congress candidates were announced for the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation polls. He repeated his plea once again 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 added further.
However, he had not mentioned the reasons behind his decision.