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Ghulam Nabi Azad set to launch new political party ahead of J&K polls

Ghulam Nabi Azad will address the public meeting for the first time after his resignation from Congress to start new political party at Jammu rally today.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Jammu: Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir MLA Ashok Sharma on Saturday resigned from the party by writing a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi. The National Coordinator of the All India Congress Committee’s ‘Vichar Vibhag’ and a member of the State Executive Committee said that they took this difficult decision due to “the prevailing situation and unavoidable circumstances”.

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It is worth noting that his resignation follows the resignation of a former Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, eight former ministers, one former MP, nine MLAs and a large number of Panchayati Raj Sansthan members, municipal councilors and grassroots workers. came.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, 73, ended his five-decade-long journey with the Congress on 26 August. He also hit out at Rahul Gandhi for “dismantling” the entire advisory apparatus of the party. Ashok Sharma, who resigned recently, won the 1996 assembly election from Kalakot constituency in Rajouri district. “I loved my party with all my heart and fought to build it at the grassroots level for decades,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party on Saturday expelled a senior leader for “anti-party” activities. Provincial President Manjit Singh said, “Provincial Secretary Jammu Farooq Ahmed Khayal has failed to fulfill the party’s aspirations despite repeated requests from time to time, on the other hand, he has been found indulging in anti-party activities.” Expelling Khayal with immediate effect, Manjit Singh said that this decision has been taken in the interest of the party.

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