Himachal Pradesh Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS), Rakesh Kalia, today resigned from the post to uphold the Congress party principle of one man, one post.

Kalia, who was appointed secretary in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) back in May, sent his resignation to AICC general secretary and party Himachal Pradesh in-charge Ambika Soni.

In his resignation letter, Kalia maintained the he had tendered his resignation following the Congress tradition of one man, one post. He said that he vowed to organisation. Kalia said

“I am happier working in the organisation. I would not have been able to do justice with my organisational responsibility had I continued holding the post of chief parliamentary secretary,”

Rakesh Kalia is the co-incharge of party affairs in Madhya Pradesh that goes to the polls later this year.

Rakesh Kalia is known face of dissident of Virbhadra Singh within party and earlier he was also perturbed over not being made minister. However later, along with five others, Kalia was inducted into cabinet and was given charge of the lesser significant ayurveda department.

However, Kalia downplayed his differences with Virbhadra Singh and attributed many developmental works were initiated by Chief Minister on his recommendation.