Never opposed candidature of P.Chidambaram, Narayan Rane: Gurudas Kamat

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New Delhi | June 9, 2016 8:55 PM

Gurudas Kamat on Thursday said he had never objected to the nomination of P.Chidambaram to the Rajya Sabha or Narayan Rane's nomination for the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections.

Kamat further clarified that there were no differences between him and Narayan Rane. (File photo: Express)

Former union Minister Gurudas Kamat on Thursday said he had never objected to the nomination of P.Chidambaram to the Rajya Sabha or Narayan Rane’s nomination for the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections.

“Chidambaram is a very senior and respected leader of the Congress Party and I hold him in very high esteem,” Kamat said in a statement released here.

Also Read: Gurudas Kamat’s aresignation not accepted, efforts on to convince him: P.C.Chacko

He added that he has worked under Chidambaram as Minister of State for Home Affairs.

Kamat further clarified that there were no differences between him and Narayan Rane.

“There is no question of having objected to either of their nominations which can be verified from the highest in the Party hierarchy, instead of relying on unscrupulous rumour mongers,” Kamat said.

Some reports in sections of the media had insisted that Kamat had opposed the nomination of both the leaders as party candidates from Maharashtra for the upper house in Parliament and state assembly.

Kamat, a five-time MP from Mumbai, had tendered his resignation from the party and active politics on Monday.

However, the Congress had not accepted his resignation and the party leadership was in talks with him order to persuade him back to the political affairs.

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