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‘Never opposed candidature of Chidamabaram, Rane’

New Delhi, June 9: Former union Minister Gurudas Kamat on Thursday said he had never objected to the nomition of P. Chidambaram to the Rajya Sabha or rayan Rane’s nomition for the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections. “Chidambaram is a very senior and respected leader of the Congress Party and I hold him in very high esteem,” Kamat said in a statement released here. He added that he has worked under Chidambaram as Minister of State for Home Affairs. Kamat further clarified that there were no differences between him and rayan Rane.

“There is no question of having objected to either of their nomitions which can be verified from the highest in the Party hierarchy, instead of relying on unscrupulous rumour mongers,” Kamat said. Some reports in sections of the media had insisted that Kamat had opposed the nomition of both the leaders as party candidates from Maharashtra for the upper house in Parliament and state assembly. Kamat, a five-time MP from Mumbai, had tendered his resigtion from the party and active politics on Monday. (IANS)

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