He has discovered himself “totally redundant” within the NC and no person ever considered utilising his companies for something.
Ending his two-year-long affiliation with the National Conference (NC), former Chief Secretary B. R. Kundal on Wednesday resigned from the celebration, saying he has discovered himself “totally redundant” within the NC and no person ever considered utilising his companies for something.
Mr. Kundal, who has served because the Member of Legislative Council (MLC) and a Minister in Ghulam Nabi Azad’s led PDP-Congress coalition in 2008, joined the NC in March 2019 after parting methods with the Congress, which he had joined after his retirement from the federal government service.
“I am on the horns of dilemma regarding my association with the NC. Circumstances/promise under which I associated myself with said political party never saw the light of the day,” Mr. Kundal mentioned in his letter addressed to celebration president Farooq Abdullah.
Reminding Mr. Abdullah of his announcement of fielding him from the Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency on the day of his becoming a member of the NC, Mr. Kundal mentioned, “Because of reasons better known to your good self, the said the Parliamentary seat under some understanding was given to the INC and since then lot of water has passed in the river Tawi. Over a period of time, I have found myself totally redundant and nobody ever thought of utilising my services for anything. So, to keep my association with the NC is absolutely meaningless,” he mentioned in his one-page letter which he shared with PTI.
He additionally mentioned although of no significance, regardless of his requests even the pictures clicked on the day of his becoming a member of the NC have been by no means shared with him.
“I was told that for formal entry in the party I need to take its membership, which till date hasn’t happened, so from all this it is deduced that what to talk of assigning any kind of responsibility my basic entry is undesirable,” Mr. Kundal mentioned.
He mentioned so having waited for practically two years with none recognition and accountability, he wish to formally disassociate himself from the celebration.
“Before parting ways, [I] would definitely like to say that I have always held your good self in high esteem and shall continue to do so in the future as well. In conclusion, would reiterate my respect for your family as I had the proud privilege of serving as a senior IAS officer, under three generations (with two directly and indirectly with the third as legislator),” Mr. Kundal mentioned.
When contacted and requested about his future plan of action, he mentioned he wish to keep again at his residence. “I have no plan to join any other party as yet,” he added.