Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Gurudas Kamat, who was unhappy after being allocated the portfolio of Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation with Independent charge.
The Prime Minister forwarded Mr. Kamat’s resignation letter to President Pratibha Patil, PMO sources said.
Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman said the resignation letter has been received and necessary action will be taken.
57-year-old Mr. Kamat, a five-time MP from Mumbai, who held the portfolio of Minister of State for Home and Communications, wrote to the Prime Minister soon after Tuesday’s reshuffle, saying he wanted to be relieved of his ministerial responsibility.
“This is to clarify that early this morning, I personally wrote to Honourable Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Honourable Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to relieve me from my ministerial responsibility, expressing a desire to work in the party as an active party worker,” he said in a press release.
Soon after the reshuffle was announced, Mr. Kamat left for Mumbai and did not attend the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan where the new ministers and those elevated to the Cabinet were sworn in. Hindu