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Gurudas Kamat announces resignation, in solidarity with Sonia

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Mumbai, Mar 23 (UNI) Expressing solidarity with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who resigned today from the Lok Sabha member and the post of chairperson of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) over the 'office-of-profit' issue, Gurudas Kamat also announced his resignation as MP and Mumbai Congress chief.

In a statement issued here this evening, Mr Kamat said he had sent his resignation to Ms Gandhi. He also ''appealed to all Congress MPs to prove to the people at large that Congressmen are not hankering for power, but would like to set an example that the party president's loyal soldiers would follow in her footsteps.'' He said Ms Gandhi's resignation had ''shocked all of us. ''But the Mumbai Congress feels that the Opposition allegations against her, that the decision to conclude the Parliament session was with a view to help bring an Ordinance to protect her office, stands totally disapproved by her own voluntary resignation,'' he added.

He said once again Ms Sonia Gandhi had, like her earlier decision to refuse the post of the Prime Minister, proved that no offer attracted her. ''This sacrifice of her positions has once again reaffirmed her image of committment for selfless service to the people of the country,'' Mr Kamat said.

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