PMO said that Sonia Gandhi had written a letter to former-PM opting out of such an initiative in May this year.
Addressing a press conference here, Thakre said he had sent his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress, which had set up a panel to celebrate Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary, hit out at the government for the delay in recasting the panel.
Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary falls on November 14 this year.
Principal accountant general listed how rules were ‘relaxed’, audit was stopped.
More recently, he had ridiculed AICC members by calling them bonded labourers.
MP Gufran-e-Azam had accused Congress president of forcing Rahul Gandhi on the party for the last 10 years.
While Cong has fielded the largest number of 287 candidates, BJP has put up 280, Shiv Sena 282, NCP and 278.
Modi said those seeking an account of his work in 60 days never bothered about fishermen rotting in jails.
The Congress is strong only in parts of its erstwhile bastion, particularly Chandrapur where it has three seats, but has been slowly yielding space to the BJP.
The Congress President attacked the Narendra Modi government’s decision to decontrol prices of crucial drugs.
Expressing happiness over it, Gandhi said it is a ‘moment of immense pride’ for the nation.
BJP does not have a face for its Assembly campaign as they did for the Lok Sabha campaign.
‘Government gets upset when reminded of promises they have not fulfilled’
She also said that BJP and Shiv Sena’s only intention is to spread hatred on the basis of region, language, religion.