The Congress workers in Jammu staged a protest against senior party leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Congress party workers not only raised slogans against the veteran leader, they also burnt his effigy. They were holding party flags in their hands.
They said that he is harming the party by praising the BJP Prime Minister. The protesters also lamented that the Congress party had offered him the best of positions throughout his political career. However, when it is the time to revive the party and boost it, Azad has taken the side of the BJP.
They also demanded his ouster by the party high command. “He is weakening the Congress party by praising Narendra Modi who took away the rights of J&K and its statehood,” party leader Shahnawaz Choudhary said. “We demand that Sonia Gandhi sack him.”
On Sunday, Ghulam Nabi Azad had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function of the Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu.
Azad was addressing members of the Gujjar community where a few congress leaders of J&K were also present.
Mr. Azad, during the briefing praised Prime Minister Modi saying he doesn’t hide about his humble background and the fact that he comes from a village. At this, the Congress leaders became severely displeased.
Nabi also went on to say that he may have political differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi but he appreciates that he doesn’t hide his true self. Leaders who hide their true self are living in an artificial world said Azad.
A few days back when Azad was given a farewell from the Rajya Sabha, PM Modi had also appreciated the Congress leader and praised him for his entire career as a leader.