Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan Friday announced her resignation from the party.

“I announce my resignation. I have not yet sent the letter,” Natarajan told reporters, adding that she was anguished.
“I feel that the time has come now for me to rethink my association because what happened in the recent past. The Congress is no longer the Congress that I joined,” said Natarajan, who was with the party for over 30 years.
She quit the Congress after writing a letter to Congress party president Sonia Gandhi. She that as the union environment minister she followed the party line with regard to protection of environment and also to “requests” from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s office.
Natarajan was asked to put in her papers Dec 20, 2013 by then prime minister Manmohan Singh.