As per the latest development, the Congress party has suffered another big jolt ahead of its “Bharat Jodo Yatra”. Not a surprise, but Ghulam Nabi Azad, one one of the most experienced leaders and former Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad has resigned from the Indian National Congress. Mr. Azad has submitted a 5-page long resignation to the party’s interim chief Mrs. Gandhi.
Mr. Ghulam Nabi was unhappy with the decisions of the grand-old-party’s leadership, moreover Rahul Gandhi’s decisions. Reportedly, in his resignation letter, he slammed Rahul Gandhi, adding that he is surrounded with all the inexperienced leaders. Recently he resigned from the post of chairman of the campaign committee and the political affairs committee of J&K Congress.
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This is a major setback for the Congress party, ahead of its “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, scheduled to start in Kanyakumari from September 7, ending in Jammu and Kashmir. In his 5-page long resignation letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Ghulam Nabi has highlighted all the loopholes in the party and his reasons for quitting.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, reportedly, was unhappy since he was not again nominated for the Rajya Sabha by the Indian National Congress. Moreover, his supporters in the party, call it a “disrespect” to him. Furthermore, it’s speculated that with Ghulam Nabi’s resignation, a lot of state and ground level leaders of the Congress party in J & K, may resign anytime soon.
Mr. Azad was one the major part of the G-23 group in the grand-old-party. Moreover, now all eyes are set on the other G-23 leaders, especially Anand Sharma from Himachal, who also recently resigned from the post of the chairman of the party’s campaign committee in Himachal. While the Congress party is trying to strengthen itself on the grassroots, it has failed to prevent its own leaders from breaking away.