New Delhi: In a complete turn of events, Kamal Nath, the newly appointed party general secretary and in-charge of Punjab, has written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, requesting her to relieve him of duties in Punjab.  
 
The senior minister of the Congress said he did this to ensure that attention is not diverted from the real issues that the state of Punjab is facing. 
 
“Have been hurt by developments in the past few days where unnecessary controversy has been created around 1984 riots,” said Nath. 
 
Talking to media he said, “I resigned on my own.” As per sources, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accepted Kamal Nath’s resignation.
 
This development comes as a big blow to the Congress ahead of the Punjab polls.
 
The Congress leader had been under fire from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) after being appointed as the party in charge of Punjab affairs, over his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
 
In answer to these accusations Nath had questioned the sudden awakening of the BJP and SAD and added that he has been given a clean chit in this regard.
 
 
“The BJP and the SAD did not level any allegation against me in the past 32 years and the Aam Aadmi Party, which was not even born then, is levelling accusations,” Nath said.
 
“The BJP and the SAD did not level any allegation against me in the past 32 years and the Aam Aadmi Party, which was not even born then, is levelling accusations,” Nath said.