Maharashtra Minister contesting against Prez’s son quits Cong

Last Updated: 2009-09-29 20:49:14 
 

Mumbai:  Maharashtra Minister Sunil Deshmukh, who did not withdraw his candidature for the October 13 Assembly election despite concerted efforts by senior leaders, on Tuesday  quit Congress. 
 
Deshmukh, Minister of State for Finance, is taking on President Pratibha Patil’s son Rajendrasinh Shekhawat, theofficial Congress candidate, in Amravati constituency of Vidarbha as an Independent.

“I have resigned from the primary membership of the party. In any case, the fact that I stayed in the poll arena meant that I could not continue being a member of Congress,” Deshmukh said.

“I have sent a letter to MPCC President Manikrao Thakre, informing him that I am resigning from primary membership of the party,” Deshmukh, seeking a consecutive third term from Amravati, said.

Meanwhile, a senior state Congress leader expressed apprehension that Deshmukh, who has been supported by the Third Front, could topple Shekhawat’s applecart.

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?a=jj3u4ccfdfd&title=Maharashtra_Minister_contesting_against_Prez_039_s_son_quits_Cong

About janamejayan

A Viraat Hindu dedicated to spread the message of Paramacharya of Kanchi
This entry was posted in Congress Party, Maharashtra. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s