My heart isn't in the job, says Kamat

My heart isn't in the job, says Kamat

My heart isn't in the job, says Kamat

AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat on Thursday once again appealed to party president Sonia Gandhi to relieve him of all responsibilities.

Kamat wrote to Sonia a day after the Congress made it clear that the former Union minister continued to be AICC general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan.

Sonia had appointed former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot as AICC general secretary in-charge of Gujarat, a post that was held by Kamat.

Sixty two-year-old Kamat had put in his papers on February 3, the day Congress announced the list of candidates for the Mumbai civic polls, in which his arch rival and Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam was given a free hand.

“(I) am truly grateful, but surprised that the AICC spokesperson yesterday announced that I continue to be general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan. I had written to you “my heart is not in the job anymore, hence please relieve me from Rajasthan and other positions also”,” Kamat said in his letter to Sonia.

Kamat also dismissed reports in a section of the media that he was planning to join the BJP.

The veteran Mumbai leader had resigned from active politics in June last year apparently irked by his party’s refusal to let him have a say in the party affairs in the city.

Kamat had a running battle with Nirupam and AICC general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra Mohan Prakash, and demanded their ouster from the party posts.