He, however, said he will remain in the party as long as Amar Singh is there. Dutt was appointed SP general secretary in April last year and had extensively campaigned during the Lok Sabha elections in April-May.
Dutt said he is also ‘hurt’ by the statement of senior party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, cousin of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, that the party has not got even a single seat in UP due to campaigning by the film star.
Ram Gopal Yadav, however, described as ‘very sad’ the resignation of Dutt as party General Secretary. Yadav also said that the party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav should immediately accept the resignation of Amar Singh, who quit as General Secretary of the party last week.
Meanwhile, Amar Singh on Saturday met NCP General Secretary D P Tripathi, who advised the sulking SP leader to take care of his health first.