Senior Congressman Ghulam Nabi Azad declined the position of chairman of the campaign committee and the political affairs committee of the Jammu and Kashmir state unit of the Congress on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Within hours after being appointed to those panels, he declined the positions. It is noteworthy that Jammu and Kashmir will hold assembly elections soon after the delimitation procedure.
Sources claim that Ghulam Nabi Azad was expressing his displeasure with the J&K Congress reconfiguration, which was announced on Tuesday evening after months of study. In the newly formed unit, Tariq Hamid Karra, a former PDP leader, was named vice chairman of the campaign committee, and Raman Bhalla was named working president of the J&K Congress. Azad was named chairman of the campaign committee. A few hours after the appointments were made public, Azad rejected the offer.
Azad reportedly quit from both posts because he thought the change was a step down. Azad is a participant in the party’s senior committees. Azad has reportedly resigned from his positions because to health concerns, according to news agency ANI.
ANI tweeted, “Ghulam Nabi Azad has refused to assume the post of Campaign Committee President of J&K due to health reasons. He has conveyed this to the Congress leadership & has also thanked the leadership for giving him the responsibility: Congress Sources”
Gulzar Ahmed Wani and Haji Abdul Rashid Dar have also quitted the newly constituted bodies. Both the leaders are former MLAs and they have quit the committees.Gulzar Ahmed Wani said, “I have resigned from Congress coordination committee in J&K as a protest against the recent appointment of PCC chief in UT. The decision isn’t in favor of the party.” And Haji Abdul Rashid Dar said, “We’re unhappy as senior leaders weren’t consulted before taking the decision on J&K PCC chief. We’ve resigned from the party’s coordination committee as a protest against the recent announcements of the PCC chief. I’ve resigned from Congress’ primary membership.”
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