Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former Mumbai Congress chief Gurudas Kamat on Monday evening resigned from the party and politics.
However, the top Congress leadership is yet to accept his resignation.
Kamat in a message to his supporters said he felt it was time for him to take a backseat to enable others to get an opportunity.
“Dear friends, over the last 44 years, I have worked with most of you and served the Congress. For several months now, I have felt I need to take a backseat to enable others to get an opportunity,” he said.
“I met Congress president about 10 days ago and expressed my desire to resign. Subsequently, I sent letters to both Soniaji and Rahulji, saying that I would like to exit. Since there was no reply, I have formally informed that I would like to retire from politics,” he added.
Kamat also expressed his gratitude to his supporters for the cooperation.
“I would like to thank each one of you for all the cooperation I received and wish the ‘best to the party leadership’ and each one of you,” he added. (ANI)