After resigning from Congress, a senior leader in Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, floated his new party, the Democratic Azad party (DAP). On September 26, Azad said, "I am launching Democratic Azad Party (DAP) from here today. It symbolises democracy and freedom of speech and thought. Our ideology will be based on the ideals of Mahatama Gandhi." Notably, Ghulam Nabi Azad was with Congress for over five decades.
After quitting Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad is all set to launch his own political party in Jammu and Kashmir. It is to be noted, that approximately 50 leaders of Congress in the union territory extended support to Azad, and are likely to resign from Congress. Furthermore, Ghulam Nabi Azad will launch his party after a rally in Jammu on September 4.
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After the exit of Ghulam Nabi Azad from Congress, as many as 50 leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, announced resignation. The step came as a support to Azad, and include senior leaders like former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Tara Chand, Abdul Majid Wani, Manohar Lal Sharma, Gharu Ram and former MLA Balwan Singh. They submitted a joint resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on August 30.
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Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah held a meeting with the party's core group members from Jammu and Kashmir on August 26. During the meeting, the leaders like Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina and other senior party leaders, including Union minister Jitendra Singh, Devendra Singh Rana, Jugal Kishore and Shakti Raj Parihar, discussed political issues. Notably, the meeting came hours after Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from… read-more
After Ghulam Nabi Azad, another Congress leader RS Chib also quit Congres's primary membership. On August 26, Chib said the Sonia Gandhi-led Congress lost its momentum in contributing to the future of Jammu & Kashmir. The resignation of Ghulam Nabi Azad came as a major setback in the J&K unit of Congress, as many leaders are likely to tender their resignation. The resignation is a major setback for Congress.
After resigning from Congress Ghulam Nabi Azad ruled out the possibility of joining the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). On August 25, the senior former Congress leader said, "I will go to Jammu and Kashmir. I will form my party in the state, and will check on the national possibility later." Notably, earlier, Azad… read-more
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Ghulam Nabi Azad, senior Congress politician, quits from all posts, including main membership in Congress Party. In a stinging attack on Rahul Gandhi, he claimed the party's consultative climate has been destroyed since Rahul was introduced. He described Rahul's action of tearing up government ordinance in broad media view as proof of obvious immaturity. He… read-more
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Ghulam Nabi Azad, a senior Indian National Congress (INC) tested positive for COVID-19. On June 21, he confirmed being infected with the virus and has been advised of home quarantine by doctors. The former leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha made the announcement on Twitter. Upon hearing Azad was Covid-19 positive, Congress leaders like Ashok Gehlot, Randeep Singh Surjewala and others wished for his speedy recovery.
After facing defeat in five poll bound states, Congress G-23 leaders met Ghulam Nabi Azad at his residence. According to sources, few Congress leaders suggested to skip the meeting, as they were disappointed that nothing serious are discussed but only praises of Gandhi family, happens in such meetings. Furthermore, Anand Sharma said, only G-23 leaders should attend the meeting and are likely to meet again in a few days.
Disappointed with the disrespect of Congress with uncle Ghulam Nabi Azad, his nephew Mubashar Azad joined the BJP, on February 27, in Jammu and Kashmir. The J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina welcomed Azad in the party during the event at BJP headquarters in Trikuta Nagar. After joining, Azad said, "We pledge to stand with PM Modi and BJP in the interest of society and the nation".