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Former Congress general secretary Gurudas Kamat has withdrawn his resignation from the party, tendered nearly two weeks ago.


Kamat had resigned earlier this month and said he had decided to quit politics owing to personal reasons.

In a press release on Thursday, Kamat said he had resigned from the party because he wanted to do “social service minus any party tag” but his decision changed after a meeting with party president Sonia Gandhi. He will now continue as the party’s general secretary.

“During the last fortnight a large number of senior party leaders tried to convince me to rethink the decision. My meeting with my party president Smt. Sonia Gandhi helped me to make up my mind that the Congress party is the best platform to serve the people of this country,’’ he said in the release.

He added,“I will continue to serve under the leadership of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi with the same charge of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu as informed to me late last night. I will be meeting the people of my in-charge states starting tomorrow Friday, June 24 2016, onwards.