'Do not agree with the party stand on Article 370': Former Maharashtra minister Kripashankar Singh quits Congress 

The former Mumbai Congress president told the media that he will reveal his political stand at an "appropriate time" and added that he is not joining the BJP.

Published: 10th September 2019 08:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2019 08:56 PM   |  A+A-

Congress flag

For representational purposes (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra minister Kripashanker Singh on Tuesday quit the Congress, saying he did not agree with party's stand to oppose abrogation of Article 370.

Singh met AICC general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge and tendered his resignation.

The former Mumbai Congress president told PTI that he will reveal his political stand at an "appropriate time" and added that he is not joining the BJP.

"I quit the Congress because I do not agree with the party stand to oppose abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir," he said.

Singh, who has his roots in Bihar has grown from the ranks of Mumbai Congress to emerge as the prominent North Indian leader of the city.

Apart from the Gandhi family and several top Congress leaders, his relationship cuts across party lines.

Singh served as Mumbai Congress chief and was also a minister in the Congress-NCP coalition government for 15 years.

ALSO READ | Urmila Matondkar resigns from Congress six months after joining party

His tenure as minister and the city party chief remained controversial with several charges of corruption.

He was interrogated by ED for links with Madhu Koda which failed, but then he had to face a case for disproportionate assets.

He was discharged by a Mumbai court last year in the above case for want of sanction to prosecute him.

Later it was revealed that his son was linked to 2G spectrum scam.

Though he was supported by his party for a long time he had to resign in 2011 and the Bombay High Court directed police to prosecute him under the prevention of corruption act.

The BJP and the Shiv Sena both are eyeing for him to join their party.

(With PTI Inputs)

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp