Ghulam Nabi Azad And Jairam Ramesh
- Jairam Ramesh took a dig at Azad’s party
- Said – finally Azad announced the dap
- ‘Won’t make the restoration of Article 370 an election issue’
Congress on Ghulam Nabi Azad: The Congress on Monday hit out at its former leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who floated the ‘Democratic Azad Party’ (DAP), saying ‘DAP’ in Kashmiri means ‘to lie down comfortably’ and Azad is used to it. Huh. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet, “Finally, Ghulam Nabi Azad has announced his political outfit, Democratic Azad Party (DAP). ‘Dap’ in Kashmiri means to lie down comfortably. Azad is used to it. “
Significantly, 73-year-old senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who broke almost five-decade-old ties with the Congress, on Monday formed his new party ‘Democratic Azad Party’ and said that he will not make the restoration of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir an election issue. . He said that roads, water supply and inflation are election issues.
Ghulam Nabi Azad also unveiled the party’s flag
Azad also unveiled the party’s flag, which has three stripes of dark yellow, white and dark blue. He said that the priority of the new party would be to register with the Election Commission. However, the party will continue with its activities, as the announcement of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir can happen at any time.
‘Give 50 percent tickets to youth and women in assembly elections’
Azad said his party would give 50 per cent tickets to youth and women in the next assembly elections. He said that no one would be discriminated against on the basis of religion. Azad said, “I cannot stop anyone from making an election issue. I have so many things, why should I make it an election issue?”
What did Azad say on making Article 370 an election issue?
Asked about criticism of his remarks on Article 370 by Kashmir-centric parties, especially the PDP, Azad said, “You just look at Parliament’s records as to who spoke or who spoke (on Article 370). No. Get Parliament’s record in someone’s name. But I believe I cannot use such issues for election.”
“I am launching the Democratic Azad Party (DAP) today. It is a symbol of democracy and freedom of expression. Our ideology will be based on the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi,” Azad said.