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Kamat rethinks move; says will continue to serve Congress

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016,14:11 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Former Union minister Gurudas Kamat, who recently announced his decision to quit politics, today said he has had a rethink and will continue to serve Congress. 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.

Kamat said he will be soon meeting the people of his in-charge states. I will continue to serve under the leadership of Honble Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Honble Vice President Rahul Gandhi with the same charge of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu as informed to me late last night. I will be meeting the people of my in-charge states starting tomorrow, Kamat said.

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