Ghulam Nabi Azad quits Congress, stampede in the party
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has resigned from the Congress. He resigned from all party posts and primary membership. It is noteworthy that Ghulam Nabi Azad had been angry for a long time. Azad has also written a letter to Sonia Gandhi in this regard, in which Rahul Gandhi has been attacked. In this letter, he accused Rahul of childish behavior and blamed Rahul Gandhi for the Congress’s “pathetic condition” and its defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In a 5-page letter to Sonia Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote, “In January 2013, Rahul Gandhi was made the Congress Vice President by you, after that he ended the system of consultation in the party. All senior and experienced leaders were sidelined and a circle of sycophants with no experience started running the party.”
Earlier, Ghulam Nabi Azad had resigned as the chairman of the campaign committee of Jammu and Kashmir Congress. He was appointed to this post on the same day. He also resigned from the membership of the party’s Political Affairs Committee in Jammu and Kashmir. He was part of the G23 faction of angry Congress leaders. The G-23 faction has been continuously demanding changes in the Congress. Earlier, Congress leader Kapil Sibal had also resigned from the party. He has also been sent to Rajya Sabha by SP.
It is worth mentioning that a few days ago, ahead of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday resigned from the post of chairman of the steering committee of the party’s state unit. On this, he had said that the G-23 group is working to strengthen the party and the party will come together in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections. He had resigned as the chairman of the party’s steering committee citing “constant exclusion and humiliation”.
Recently, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill resigned from the party with sharp jabs at the Gandhis in a letter that said the “vision of the party’s decision-makers is no longer in sync” with the aspirations of the youth. All three Gandhis had denied him a meeting for over a year, he told reporters, adding that he had “severed all ties” with the party.