War within Congress
Is Party losing ground in J&K?
Veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad yesterday resigned from the basic membership of the party and threw away all the robes of responsibility, congress had bestowed upon him. Soon after his resignation many other leaders followed suit and tendered their resignations to voice their protest against party leadership for handing over the reins of party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit to a very junior leader who has been an MLA in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir only once.
Ever since the appointment of new chief for the party’s J&K unit there was an uneasy chaos among the party ranks and many senior leaders were aghast over the party high command’s decision to hand over the reins of the party to one of the junior most faces from Jammu and Kashmir. Now that many senior party leaders have resigned from the party, there is every likelihood that Ghulam Nabi Azad may float a new political party thus creating further divide in Congress which, due to its directionless policies have been at the receiving end for last many years now.
Under Rahul Gandhi Congress has lost all that the party had gained in the form of public support over the last seven decades and now that Modi led NDA is making policies over policies for the benefit of a common man, it seems impossible for congress to regain its support among the people. If at all, congress and its leadership is ready to play the role of a strong and principled opposition, its leadership has to give a serious thought to the change of guard at the centre and bring in some senior faces. If the party can annoy a leader of Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Stature, it is evident that something Is wrong with the policy and decision makers of the party. With the exit of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress is bound to suffer and lose ground in J&K .