Former Youth Congress (YC) State president M Yuvaraja has resigned as trustee of the Tuticorin Port Trust.
While informed sources said that the resignation came after pressure from the party high command, Yuvaraja denied it saying it was due to pressure from a certain section within the party. He said that he had several other tasks at hand, including preparatory works for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. In order to avoid any controversy, he said, he took the decision to resign.
Yuvaraja claimed that he had informed Vasan before resigning from the post and that he had not sought any appointment with AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi to explain his position.
According to sources, the resignation is seen as the outcome of a disciplinary action against Yuvaraja by the high command, since an inquiry is on in connection with the suicide of Kancheepuram Youth Congress president Aiswarya some months ago. Yuvaraja’s name is said to have cropped up in the inquiry and as such, his appointment to the Port Trust could have caused embarrassment to the party, the sources added.
Sources said that Yuvaraja appointment as the trustee of the Port Trust by Vasan had not gone down well with the Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karthi Chidambaram, and they brought the inquiry issue to Rahul Gandhi’s knowledge, it was said.