Today, a notable development unfolded as four former legislators hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, alongside numerous other individuals, made the decision to join themselves with the Congress party.
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In a significant political development, four former legislators and a sitting district development council (DDC) member from Jammu and Kashmir are poised to join the Congress party in New Delhi. The move, which includes prominent figures like former MLC Naresh Gupta, ex-MLA Yash Pal Kundal, and former MLA Sopore Haji Abdul Rashid, is seen as a major setback for Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP). The DPAP was formed by Azad after he parted ways with the Congress. This article delves into the details of the impending political shift, the leaders involved, and the implications it may have on the political landscape.
Notable Leaders Set to Join Congress:
According to reliable sources cited by news agency KNO, a group of influential political figures is all set to join the Congress party on Monday in the national capital. The list of luminaries includes former MLC Naresh Gupta, ex-MLA Yash Pal Kundal, former MLA Sopore Haji Abdul Rashid, former MLC Sham Lal Baghat, and Taranjeet Singh Tony, a sitting member of the district development council (DDC). This momentous decision marks a turning point in the careers of these leaders and could have far-reaching consequences for both the Congress party and the DPAP.
Defection from DPAP: A Blow to Azad-led Party:
The defection of three former legislators from the DPAP is a significant blow to Ghulam Nabi Azad’s leadership and the very existence of the party itself. Azad had founded the DPAP after his departure from the Congress, aiming to carve a distinct political space. However, with key members now aligning themselves with the Congress, the DPAP’s future looks uncertain. This development raises questions about the party’s viability and raises concerns about internal cohesion within the DPAP. It remains to be seen how Azad and his party members will respond to this substantial defection.
Congress’s Efforts to Reconnect:
The Congress party had reportedly been working behind the scenes to reach out to its former leaders who had left the party following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. The move to initiate channels of communication with these leaders was strategic, aimed at fostering reconciliation and bolstering the party’s ranks. The return of these prominent leaders, including Naresh Gupta, Yash Pal Kundal, and Haji Abdul Rashid, is seen as a positive sign for Congress, particularly in the context of the political landscape in Jammu and Kashmir.
The impending defection of four former legislators and a sitting DDC member from Jammu and Kashmir to the Congress party in New Delhi is a significant political event with potential implications for both the Congress and the DPAP. This development deals a major blow to Ghulam Nabi Azad’s DPAP, raising questions about its future. At the same time, it presents an opportunity for the Congress party to re-establish ties with influential leaders who had previously left the party. As the political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir continues to evolve, the decisions made by these leaders and their impact on the state’s politics will be closely observed.
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