Five senior Congress leaders and former MLAs from Jammu and Kashmir have quit the party in solidarity with Ghulam Nabi Azad who resigned from Congress yesterday. In his resignation letter, Mr Azad blaming Rahul Gandhi for destroying the consultative mechanism of the party.
Jammu and Kashmir Congress leaders Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, Haji Abdul Rashid, Mohammad Amin Bhatt, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Chaudhary Akram Mohammad and Salman Nizami have resigned from primary membership of the party in support of Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Mr Azad also accused the leadership of committing “fraud” on the party in the name of “sham” internal polls. He said a “remote control model” has demolished the institutional integrity of the Congress and alleged that decisions are taken by either Rahul Gandhi or even by security guards and PAs.
Mr Azad said all senior and experienced leaders were sidelined and the new coterie of inexperienced sycophants started running the affairs of the party.
Azad is the latest in a series of high-profile leaders who exited Congress.