Srinagar: Many prominent figures who joined Ghulam Nabi Azad’s party have returned to the Congress to give new impetus to the Jammu and Kashmir State Congress. As Rahul’s India Unity Yatra kicks off in Kashmir, the incident has brought joy to the local Congress and the Delhi headquarters.
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Tara Chand, Former Minister Peersada Mohammad Syed, Muzaffar Barre, Balwan Singh, Mohinder Bharadwaj, Bhushan Dogra, Vinod Sharma, Narinder Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Ambrish Magotra, Subhash Bhagat, Badrinath Sharma, Varun Magotra, Anuradha Sharma, Vijay Targotra, Chander Prabha Sharma and others left the Ghulam Nabi Azad party and joined the Congress party. Among them Tara Chand and Balwan Singh were known to be the confidants of Ghulam Nabi Azad. Regarding this, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said, “This day is a very big day for the Congress.”
Ghulam Nabi Azad criticized Rahul strongly: Many senior leaders stressed the need for a change in the leadership of the Congress party. In this regard, 23 senior leaders of the Congress party had sent a letter to the party leadership. As a result, the leaders who raised the voice of rebellion in the Congress party were called G23 leaders. Among them, Ghulam Nabi Azad, apparently Rahul Gandhi, made various criticisms.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, who announced his resignation from the Congress party, had devoted the majority of his long letter to criticism of Rahul. He started a new party and named it Democratic Azad Party. It was said that this new party of Ghulam Nabi Azad, which has already come under criticism as the BJP’s B team, will strengthen the BJP in Kashmir in the upcoming assembly elections.
It was in this situation that many of his loyalists left Ghulam Nabi Azad’s party and rejoined the parent party, Congress, giving him a shock.
Will Azad reunite? – Congress has invited Ghulam Nabi Azad to participate in Rahul Gandhi’s India Unity Yatra which is going to Jammu and Kashmir soon. Ghulam Nabi Azad has been invited by Ambika Soni, one of the senior Congress leaders and close to the Gandhi family.
Ambika Soni has requested Ghulam Nabi Azad to first participate in the India Unity Yatra and then speak directly to Rahul Gandhi. After this, a decision can be taken about rejoining the Congress, he said. However, Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that the Democratic Freedom Party, which he has started, has grown and there is no chance of rejoining the Congress. Also, he is yet to comment on his participation in the India Unity Yatra. In this case, many of Azad’s loyalists have joined the Congress.
Yatra to end in Kashmir on January 26: Last September 7, Rahul Gandhi started the India Unity Yatra in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. The Yatra has crossed the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana and entered Delhi on its 108th day. Entering Haryana on January 5, the Yatra travels through Punjab and ends at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on the 26th.