‘Forced to leave my home’, claims Ghulam Nabi Azad on quitting Congress
29 August, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad recently resigned from the grand old party, claiming that he was “forced” to do so. Speaking to media persons in the national capital, Azad said,...
Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad recently resigned from the grand old party, claiming that he was “forced” to do so.
Speaking to media persons in the national capital, Azad said, “I have been forced to leave my home.” Taking a dig at the Congress over his resignation, he said, “Modi is an excuse, they have had an issue with me since the G23 letter was written. They never wanted anyone to write to them, question them.”
“Several (Congress) meetings happened, but not even a single suggestion was taken,” added Azad.’
Azad resigned from all party positions on Friday, blaming Rahul Gandhi’s “immaturity” for “demolish[ing] the consultative system” in the party.
Azad alleged in a five-page letter to party interim president Sonia Gandhi that the party is managed by a coterie and that all critical decisions are made by “Shri Rahul Gandhi or, worse, his security guards and PAs.”
The development comes just days after Azad resigned from Jammu and Kashmir’s organisational post.
Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Azad wrote, “Since the 2019 elections the situation in the party has only worsened. After. Rahul Gandhi stepped down in a ‘huff’ and not before insulting all the senior Party functionaries who have given their lives to the party in a meeting of the extended Working Committee, you took over as interim President. A position that you have continue to hold even today for the past three years.”
Several Jammu and Kashmir political figures met with veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday, a day after offering resignations from all positions in the Congress.
“MLAs from Jammu and Kashmir are here. A few more-some senior leaders and ex-ministers-will come in the evening. Azad Sa’ab said a national party will be formed, we’ll begin from J&K and the upcoming poll will be fought strongly. Don’t want to reply to comments, we’ll reply with a victory,” said ex-Congress leader Salman Nizami.
The meeting took place within 24 hours of Azad’s resignation from all positions in Congress, and it is significant because elections in the valley are expected later this year.
“Under the leadership of Azad ji we will launch a national party and the work will begin from Jammu and Kashmir. Azad ji will go to J&K and will form an alliance with like-minded parties and leaders. All the criticism coming Azad Ji’s way will be answered by winning elections,” ex- Congress leader Salman Nizami had earlier announced.
The decision to form a new national party came just hours after veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from all posts in the Congress party, including primary membership, in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
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