Congress leader Gurudas Kamat withdraws resignation, says will continue to serve Congress


New Delhi : After the resignation from the Congress party, former union minister and five-time Lok Sabha member from Mumbai Gurudas Kamat on Thursday said he is withdrawing his resignation."I had about two weeks ago sent my resignation as General Secretary, All India Congress Committee and from the Congress party purely for personal reasons, to concentrate on social service minus any party tag," he said.

"However, during the last fortnight a large number of senior party leaders tried to convince me to rethink on the decision. My meeting with my party President Sonia Gandhi helped me to make up my mind that the Congress party is the best platform to serve the people of this country," the 61-year-old said in a statement. Meanwhile he also said that he will be soon meeting the people of his in-charge states.

Kamat was reportedly unhappy over the way some issues had been handled by Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam and party incharge Mohan Prakash. "An apparent reason for his unhappiness was the way issues relating to Mumbai North East, the constituency he has represented in Lok Sabha, had been handled,"  to media. Kamat, had tendered his resignation from the party and active politics earlier this month.