Ghulam Nabi Azad’s rally in Jammu today at 5 pm

This is his first rally since leaving the Congress, and he left Delhi this morning for Jammu.


The 73-year-old former Congress leader is set to relaunch his political career in Jammu and Kashmir by likely introducing his brand new party over a rally which is held in Jammu today at 5 pm.

This is his first rally since leaving the Congress, and he left Delhi this morning for Jammu. His rally will take place simultaneously with Rahul Gandhi’s speech at the national capital’s “Mehngai par Halla Bol” event, which could cause more fireworks to be seen.

Indicating that he would intensify his criticism of the Gandhis in the following days, Azad claimed that his resignation letter was only the “tip of the iceberg.” In Jammu and Kashmir, where the dates for the assembly elections have been published, he has already declared that he will shortly launch his political party.

A wave of resignations was observed in the Jammu and Kashmir Congress before Azad’s Sunday rally in Jammu’s Sainik fields today. The section of the national party in the Union Territory was in ruins after 64 additional leaders, including former deputy chief minister Tara Chand, offered their resignation and joined the Ghulam Nabi Azad camp.

In his five-page resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi last Friday, the former Union minister singled out Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi was the target of a vicious attack from Azad who called him “immature” and “childish” and charged that the leadership had “foisting a non-serious individual” at the helm of the party.”

Azad slammed Rahul Gandhi’s conduct within the party and singled out his action of tearing up a government ordinance in “full glare” of the media. “One of the most glaring examples of this immaturity was the tearing up of a government ordinance in the full glare of the media by Shri Rahul Gandhi,” he said.

“The said ordinance was incubated in the Congress Core Group and subsequently unanimously approved by the Union Cabinet presided over by the Prime Minister of India and duly approved even by the President of India.