JAMMU, Dec 30: Senior politician and chief of the newly-formed Democratic Progressive Azad Party Ghulam Nabi Azad today said there was no move to return to Congress with which he had snapped his 52-year-old association earlier this year.
The veteran politician who has been former Union minister and chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said reports suggesting his return to the grand old party are planted by some vested leaders in the Congress and there was no truth in them.
“I have never spoken to any Congress leader and neither has anyone called me. So I wonder why these kinds of stories are planted in the media,” Mr Azad said.
Mr Azad said these attempts were made by the Congress leaders to create a sense of uncertainty within his party cadres and to demoralise them.
“Come whatever may, we will emerge stronger,” he said.
Mr Azad, who has served as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, said “I have not indulged in any mudslinging with anyone. Whatever I had to say, I made it clear in my resignation letter. After this I am on my own path to serve the people who have given me their trust.”
Asked whether he would be joining the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra when it enters Jammu and Kashmir next month, Mr Azad said “I have no such plan. My hands are full with my own work.”
“I am shocked to see the story filed by ANI correspondent about my rejoining in congress party. Unfortunately such stories are being planted by a section of leaders in the congress party right now and are doing this just to demoralise my leaders and supporters”, tweets Ghulam Nabi Azad
“I dont have any ill will against congress party and its leadership, however I request them to tell these habitual story planters to refrain from doing so. Once again I would like to insist that this story is completely baseless”, tweets Ghulam Nabi Azad.