Ghulam Nabi announces new party, aims to give full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir

Ghulam Nabi Azad announced the formation of a new party

Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad announced the formation of his new party while rallying in Jammu today. His party will work only in Jammu and Kashmir for the time being and national possibilities will be explored if there is a good performance here.

Right now they have not declared the name and flag of the party and the responsibility has been passed on to the people.

Assembly elections can be held in Jammu and Kashmir this year or next year, in such a situation his announcement becomes very important.

Azad’s party will focus on these issues

At the rally, Azad said his party’s focus would be on giving full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and restoration of old laws like right to land and employment only to local people.

He also targeted the Congress and said that the party did not stand with computers and Twitter, but with the blood of leaders like them. He said that people are trying to defame him, but he has only access to computers and tweets.

Many big leaders who have resigned from the Congress will join the Azadi Party

On Friday itself, 20 other leaders of Jammu and Kashmir had resigned from the Congress in support of Azad and all of them are likely to join Azad’s party.

These leaders include former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief ministers Tarachand, Majid Wani, former ministers like Manohar Lal Sharma and Gharu Choudhary and many old MLAs.

Apart from these leaders, many councillors, district and block level functionaries and hundreds of members of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) have also left the Congress.

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Azad wants to strengthen his position in Jammu and Kashmir

People close to Azad say that Azad wants to strengthen his legs in Jammu and Kashmir before the assembly elections. Let us inform that Azad has been the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

If Azad’s party is able to win a few seats in the J&K assembly elections by contesting on its own, then he can come in the role of kingmaker after the elections. There are speculations that BJP may also join hands with him.

Azad had resigned from Congress on 26 August

Angered by the top leadership, Ghulam Nabi resigned from the Congress on 26 August.

In his resignation letter sent to Sonia Gandhi, he had raised serious questions on the way Rahul Gandhi worked.

He had said that Rahul has destroyed the party’s blueprint and favored leaders with no experience by sidelining experienced leaders. He said that Rahul’s personal assistant and security personnel are taking the decision.

Azad also raised questions on the election of Congress President

Questioning the election of the Congress President’s post, Azad had said in his resignation that now a puppet is being sought to run the party and it cannot return from the position the party has reached.

The possibility of Azad joining the BJP was also raised after resigning, although Azad denied this and said that he would form his own party.

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Azad was a prominent member of the ‘G-23’ group of the Congress. The group had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi in August 2020, demanding major changes in the party. A total of 23 leaders including Azad were included in this group and all of them have raised the voice of change of leadership in the Congress on several occasions.

Azad was appointed the head of the campaign committee of the J&K Congress on 25 August, but resigned the very next day.

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