CAIRO, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian presidential advisor for political affairs Bassam al-Zarqa, a leading member of the Salafist al-Nour party, tendered resignation Monday.
"I announce my resignation," said Zarqa during a press conference held by al-Nour Party over a decision taken Sunday by President Mohamed Morsi to dismiss presidential adviser for environmental affairs Khaled Alam-Eddin.
Zarqa said his resignation came as a response to the way the presidency run the country's affairs and the way it dismissed Alam- Eddin, who is also a member in the Salafist party.
Presidential sources told Al-Jazeera news channel Sunday that Morsi sacked Alam-Eddin after reports said the latter attempted to exploit his position for personal gains.
Speaking at the conference, Alam-Eddin denied such "unfounded" reports, saying that he "hasn't yet gotten any amount from his salary."
"I know nothing about the presidency budget," he added.