51 leaders leave Congress to join Ghulam Nabi Azad Party in J&K


Recently, Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from the Jammu and Kashmir party of Congress. The furious resignation was followed by 64 more leaders’ resignations out of which 51 leaders are set to join Ghulam Nabi Azad’s new party in J&K. 

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On August 26th, Ghulam Nazi Azad resgined from the J&K party of Congress. Recently, there has been a hoard of senior leaders for resgining from the grand old party. 64 more leaders resigned from the party following after the important elderly leader of J&K. Ghulam Nazi Azad says he is to start his own political party in J&K which is set to be joined by 54 Congress quitting leaders already.

The leaving leaders include prominent congress leaders. This includes a number of former ministers and legislators, hundreds of Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members, municipal corporators and district and block level leaders. They’re all determined to join Azad and his party that he is to soon launch on a national level from Jammu and Kashmir.

“We’ll form our own party and will make an announcement within 14 days. We’re approaching Election Commission. We’ll not merge with any party, but we can have a coalition govt if we need seats, only with NC or PDP,” Taj Mohiuddin said on August 28.

Nazi Azad, who is 73 now, has been a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir seemed to accuse Rahul Gandhi in his resignation letter too, like we’ve started to see a pattern. Former Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Tara Chand also resigned from the party on Tuesday.

“We have submitted a joint resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in support of Azad,” MLA Balwan Singh, another leader who resigned, said.

Ghulam Nabi Azad now recently announced that he is to address a public meeting on September 4 at Sainik Colony in Jammu. The meeting will be commenced at 11 am. The meeting can be of great significance as it has the potential that they’ll give some information regarding their new party formation and how it will commence further.


Samridhi Raj
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