Cong in tizzy as Azad keeps away from J&K poll panels
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has reportedly dissociated himself from the party’s election committees in Jammu and Kashmir, throwing the state unit in the grip of faction fighting. Azad’s decision comes barely days after the state panels were constituted by the AICC. Sources said the draft of the committees were sent to Azad for his approval and expressed surprise that he was having a rethink after the announcement.
It is learnt that Azad has conveyed to the leadership that he would not be part of the J&K panels because he is busy with management of elections at the national level. He has said that he would not have time for state-centric meetings.
What has triggered unrest in the unit is the reaction of leaders said to be close to Azad. Word has spread that he has opted out because he was passed over for chairmanship of the state campaign committee. A couple of committees are headed by state Congress president Ghulam Ahmed Mir while Azad is a member on these panels.