Congress organization general secretary KC Venugopal said, many of our leaders are returning home before the Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Jammu and Kashmir. It is a matter of great happiness.
New Delhi: 17 former leaders of the Democratic Azad Party (DAP) led by former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad joined the Congress on Friday, including former Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Tarachand. This is the return of these leaders to the Congress. Congress general secretary KC Venugopal welcomed these leaders into the party. Venugopal said, “Many of our leaders are coming back home before the Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Jammu and Kashmir. It is a matter of great happiness.”
Azad’s political party disintegrated
Tara Chand, former Pradesh Congress Committee President Peerzada Mohammad and 15 other leaders have returned to the Congress. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said many more DAP leaders would return to the Congress in the coming days. Azad had resigned from the Congress in August last year and then founded the DAP. A few weeks after the formation of the party, discord started in it. Tara Chand and some other leaders were expelled from DAP in the past.
The slaves didn’t come but the companions returned!
Let us inform that recently there were reports of Ghulam Nabi Azad rejoining the Congress, on which he himself came forward and clarified. Azad had dismissed such reports as ‘completely baseless’. He alleged that this was to demoralize his party workers. Now 17 leaders from his own party have returned home in Congress.
Broke 52 years old relationship with Congress
Azad had severed his 52-year association with the Congress earlier this year. Azad had resigned from the Congress in August following his differences with the party high command and hit out at Rahul Gandhi and his coterie. After joining the Congress in the mid-1970s, Azad held several important positions in both the party and the government. He was also the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 2005 to 2008.
गुलाम तो नहीं आए लेकिन साथी लौट गए!
बता दें कि हाल में गुलाम नबी आजाद के कांग्रेस में फिर से शामिल होने की खबरें आई थी जिस पर उन्होंने खुद सामने आकर सफाई दी थी। आजाद ने इस तरह की खबरों को ‘पूरी तरह निराधार’ बताते हुए खारिज कर दिया था। उन्होंने आरोप लगाया कि यह उनकी पार्टी के कार्यकर्ताओं का मनोबल गिराने के लिए है। अब उनकी ही पार्टी से 17 नेताओं ने कांग्रेस में घर वापसी कर ली है।