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Cong's Lok Sabha debacle: Speculation over Rajasthan agriculture minister quitting

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Speculation was rife on Sunday about senior quitting as the of with his purported resignation letter doing the rounds on social media, even though the did not confirm the development.

In a purported press release, said he resigned from the Ashok Gehlot cabinet in the wake of the party's poor performance in the state in the Lok Sabha elections.

The lost all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the The BJP won 24 and its ally one seat in the Congress-ruled state.

said he was forwarding his resignation to through the CM.

When contacted, the told PTI, "We refuse to confirm the resignation."

Sources at the Raj Bhawan also did not confirm the resignation. "There is no confirmation on this," said a source.

Kataria could not be contacted for comments as his official phone was unreachable.

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First Published: Mon, May 27 2019. 00:40 IST