Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath Singh quits on Wednesday as Congress in charge of Punjab. With his alleged role in 1984 anti-sikh riots haunted him and he gave up charge of Punjab assigned to him three days ago.
He wrote a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi who immediately accepted his resignation and relieved him of his charge as party General Secretary.
Kamal Nath Singh stated in his letter to Gandhi, ".. I request that I may be relieved of my charge to ensure that the attention is not diverted from the real issues facing Punjab."
The former Union Minister said he was "hurt by the developments of the past few days wherein an unnecessary controversy has been created around the tragic 1984 riots in New Delhi."
"This canard is therefore nothing but a cheap political ploy to gain traction ahead of the elections…. Certain elements are raking up these issues now only for political gains," he wrote to Gandhi.
He expressed his gratitude to Gandhi for appointing him as General Secretary in-charge of Punjab, the Congress leader wrote, "I am practitioner of Nehruvian politics and maligning of the Congress party using false accusations is unacceptable to me."