Posted: Date Posted – 1:07 PM, Tue – Feb 15, 22
New Delhi: Ahead of assembly elections in Punjab, Congress suffered a big setback on Tuesday when former justice minister Ashwani Kumar quit the party. He sent his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi on Monday.
“After reflecting on the matter, I have concluded that under the current circumstances and in accordance with my dignity, I can better serve broader national causes outside the party.
“I therefore leave the party after a long association of 46 years and hope to proactively pursue public causes inspired by the idea of transformative leadership, based on the promise worthy of a liberal democracy envisioned by our fighters of freedom,” he added.
“While sending you my respectful greetings, I thank you for the consideration given to me in the past and wish you good health in the years to come,” he said in his resignation letter.
Ashwani Kumar had served as Minister of Law and Justice and Minister of State in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and the Ministry of Trade and Industry during the Congress-led UPA. He was appointed as one of the additional Attorneys General of India in 1991.
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