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Text of Tytler's resignation
August 11, 2005 00:29 IST
Following is the text of the resignation letter of Minister of State for Non-Resident Indian Affairs (Independent Charge) Jagdish Tytler addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh:
Respected Prime Minister,
"As you are aware that my name has been dragged all along without any reason in the unfortunate incident of October 1984. Various inquiries, commissions, including the investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation, have exonerated me of all these false charges. The doubts, if any, have been due to a sustained vilification campaign by my political opponents and adversaries.
I have been a very loyal party member all along and at no stage have I acted in any manner that can hurt the party.
The use of language in the Nanavati Commission report is unfortunately ambiguous based on distorted facts, which have unnecessarily dragged my name with the intention to embarrass the party.
Since this unfortunate and unwarranted mention of my name is causing embarrassment to the government, I hereby voluntarily tender my resignation from the Council of Ministers. I also take this opportunity to thank you and the party for the faith reposed in me all along.
"Sir, you are kindly aware of the mental agony and political harassment and isolation that I have undergone during past many years due to these baseless allegations and vicious campaign which have risen their ugly head whenever I have been assigned responsibilities in the government and by the party. I, therefore, very humbly request your honour to order an investigation which will, I am sure, exonerate me fully once and for all to prove my total non-involvement in the unfortunate incidents and restore my honour and dignity."
With deepest and warm regards,