Kamal Nath Resigns as Congress General Secretary in Charge of Punjab

Indian politician and the Ex Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath resigned as in-charge of Punjab. Before some days he was appointed as Punjab affairs in-charge, but recently on 15 June 2016, Wednesday Congress leader Kamal Nath resigned from his post Nath wrote to congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, requesting her to release him from the position after argument exploded over his appointment.

Kamal Nath Said “Have been hurt by developments in the past few days where unnecessary controversy has been created around 1984 riots,”


Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala said Nath’s request to release him as in-charge of Punjab affairs had been accepted by Sonia Gandhi. He also met Rahul Gandhi.

In his letter to Gandhi, Nath said, “Till 2005, not a single public statement, complaint or FIR was ever made against me and the first time my name was ever mentioned in any forum was 21 years after 1984. The Nanavati Commission set up by the NDA government after proper investigation fully absolved me. Even during a subsequent motion to discuss the Commission’s report in Parliament, none of the Akali-BJP MPs including Sukhbir Singh Badal mentioned my name. This canard is therefore nothing but a cheap political ploy to gain traction ahead of the elections”

Nath added in his latter and said, “blessed to have a long career with the party right from the Youth Congress to being general secretary to being a minister in the Congress governments since 1991 and never has there been any stigma attached to my name.”

“Certain elements are raking up these issues now only for political gains. I am touched by the support shown to me by our party workers and leaders in Punjab in repudiating the false accusations. I am a practitioner of Nehruvian politics and maligning of the Congress party using false accusations is unacceptable to me.”

Kamal Nath said, “I wish the party focus on the upcoming assembly elections and highlight issues of misgovernance, misery of the farmers and youth, breakdown of law and order and rampant drug trade that caused untold misery to the people of Punjab. Given this, I request that I may be relieved of my charge to ensure that the attention is not diverted from the real issues facing Punjab”

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