Jaipur (Agencies):Rajasthan minister Ameen Khan tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday over his controversial remarks on President Pratibha Patil.

Gehlot said, "Ameen Khan has quit his post and his resignation has been forwarded to Governor Shivraj Patil for acceptance."

Gehlot while putting forward his thoughts said, dignity of the post of the President should be respected by everyone.

According to the sources, Gehlot had asked Khan, the Minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, to submit his resignation in the wake of the personal remarks made by him against the President, which he has since denied.

 Union Surface Transport Minister C P Joshi, who is also Rajasthan PCC chief, spoke on similar lines.

Khan had created uproar by his remarks that Patil was "rewarded" with the post of President for her loyalty to the Gandhi family.

 Gehlot had discussed the matter with Congress President Sonia Gandhi's Political Secretary Ahmed Patel and Union Minister Mukul Wasnik in-charge of party affairs in Rajasthan.

The Chief Minister is also believed to have spoken to the President and expressed regrets over the remarks made by Khan.