Ghulam Nabi Azad is expected to announce his new political party today
Ghulam Nabi Azad, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, will hold a press conference on Monday to introduce his new political party, a month after breaking ties with Congress.
Azad met his leaders on Sunday and said, “I will hold a press conference on Monday,” when asked about his new political attire.
Before leaving Congress, Azad declared the formation of his own political organization to restore statehood in his first public speech in Jammu.
He had said that the party name and flag would be chosen by the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
After splitting from Congress after 5 decades, Azad, at a public rally, said, “I haven’t decided on my party’s name yet. The people of JK will decide the party name and flag. I will give my party a Hindustani name that everyone can understand.
He added, “My party will focus on restoring full statehood, land rights and indigenous home employment,” and said that in light of the upcoming elections, the first unit of its political organization would be established in Jammu and Kashmir. .
He added, “My party will focus on restoring full statehood, land rights and home employment to indigenous people.”
He criticized Congress and claimed that attempts to discredit him and his supporters who had defected from the party had been limited to tweets.
Azad criticized the INC and said, “Congress was created by us by our blood, not by computers, not by Twitter. People try to defame us but their reach is limited to computers and tweets. This is the reason why Congress cannot be found on the ground.
At Sainik Colony in Jammu, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir held his first public gathering.
Azad mocked Congress by claiming that party members now enter jail on buses, phone the DGP or commissioners, have their names noted, and leave the premises within the hour. Congress could not expand because of this.
Azad left the all-party post last week. Notably, from 2005 to 2008, he served as Chief Minister of JK.
He specifically called out Rahul Gandhi in his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi for the way the party has been governed for the past nearly nine years.
Azad alleged in the five-page letter that Rahul Gandhi, or worse, his security guards and personal aides, make all major party decisions while Sonia Gandhi serves only as “nominal leader”.
Azad said he was ending his 50-year relationship with Congress and tendered his resignation with “great regret and an extremely heavy heart”.
Previously, he was the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
Azad had declared that the situation within the party had reached a point of “no return” while recalling his long affiliation with Congress.
While Azad took a swipe at Sonia Gandhi in the letter, Rahul Gandhi faced the harshest criticism. Azad called the MP for Wayand an “unserious individual” and “immature”.