Member of Parliament and former president of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC),Gurudas Kamat,on Sunday said he would not be in the race for the new chief of the Mumbai Congress following the resignation of Kripashankar Singh. Sources within Congress had earlier said Members of Parliament including Priya Dutt and Sanjay Nirupam had thrown their hat in the ring.
I had a successful tenure from 2003-2008 as the (Mumbai) party president and had voluntarily resigned in 2008, Kamat said. Singh was appointed after Kamats resignation.
I would like to clarify that I am not in the running for the post of Mumbai Congress president and I sincerely wish that the best of the leaders in Mumbai is chosen to revive the party. Whoever is chosen by the Congress leadership will receive my full cooperation and support, said Kamat.
The party spokesperson has said a final decision would be taken only after the completion of elections in Uttar Pradesh,alongside a detailed review of the BMC polls debacle. Others in the fray include legislators Madhu Chavan and Rajhans Singh and unionist Bhai Jagtap.