05 February Sunday

Gulam Nabi Azad Quits Congress’s Poll Committee Within Hours Of Appointment As its Chairman

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

New Delhi :  Congress Veteran Gulam Nabi resigned from Congress’s Jammu and Kashmir Campaign  Committee hours after being appointed as its Chairman.  On the official front, Gulam Nabi cited health issues as reason for his exit.

The timing might be telling  a different story however,  as the resignation comes after he became removed from all of the party’s committees except the poll campaign committee that he was appointed to head.  On Tuesday, Congress constituted the campaign committee, political affairs committee, coordination committee, manifesto committee, publicity and publication committee, disciplinary committee and Pradesh election committee. Of these, the campaign committee comprising 11 members had Gulam Nabi appointed as its Chairman and Tariq Hamid Karra as vice chairman.

The fact that Gulam Nabi Azad featured in just one committee was a sore point. The final straw came when Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appointed Vikar Rasool as party’s J-K state president replacing  Gulam Nabi Azad’s close aide Ghulam Ahmed Mir.

Notably, Ghulam Nabi Azad is one of among the Group-23 leaders who went on high pitch seeking change in Congress leadership - more specifically, one that  steps outside the Nehru clan.