Former congressional leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently started a new political roundup after resigning from his older party, is gearing up to form a new political party in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the trade union polls expected take place in 2023.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, a veteran politician in Jammu and Kashmir, held his first rally in the Valley following his departure from the Congress party after nearly 50 years of allegiance to the Gandhis. Not only this, he also talked about some of his main goals after the launch of the party.
Azad said at the political rally on Sunday that he would keep the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in mind after forming the party. He also said that the name of his party and its flag will be determined by the people.
Furthermore, the former J&K Prime Minister emphasized three important items on his agenda once he has formed his new political parties. Ghulam Nabi Azad said his main concern will be to make Jammu and Kashmir a full state when he comes to power.
The three main focuses of Ghulam Nabi Azad’s party are:
- Full state restoration of Jammu and Kashmir
- Right to Land and Ownership of Real Estate
- Employment for native residents
During his speech, Azad said: “I have not yet determined the name of my party, but the people of Jammu and Kashmir will determine the name and flag of the party. I will give my party a Hindu name that everyone can understand.”
Joking about his former party, he said the main reason Congress “is nowhere to be seen” in union territory is that they rely on social media. Ghulam Nabi Azad said: “People are trying to slander us, but their reach is limited to computers and tweets. That is why Congress is nowhere to be seen on the ground.”
Ghulam Nabi Azad had resigned from the Congress party a few days ago after launching a long list of scathing attacks on Rahul Gandhi, calling his behavior “immature” and “childish.”
(With input from agencies)
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