|Early Times Report|
jammu, Feb 26: Although Congress tried to present a united face during the visit of Ghulam Nabi Azad, infighting was visible on the streets as loyalists of the former leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha boycotted the official function.
While Azad's loyalists boycotted official function, leaders of the rival faction were conspicuously absent on the roads to welcome the former chief minister of J&K.
Not even a single leader, who owe their allegiance with Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief G A Mir, were not seen on the roads to welcome Azad.
Former Deputy Chief and ex-Speaker Tara Chand, former Congress president Peerzada Mohammad Sayed, former ministers namely GM Saroori and Jugal Kishore Sharma along with ex-legislators Ghulam Nabi Monga, Subhash Gupta and Naresh Gupta had lined up on the airport road to welcome Azad.
Shockingly all these leaders were absent from the official function held at party headquarters.
As reported earlier, Azad loyalists have been boycotting official function for the last six months after they were not allowed to meet separately with AICC incharge J&K, Rajni Patil.
Azad arrived in Jammu on a three-day visit on Friday to a rousing reception at the airport by his loyalists. During his three day visit Azad will be attending social and religious functions of Gandhi Global Family, Guru Ravi Dass Sabha and Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust before returning to Delhi on Sunday.
As par official handout issued by the Congress party names of most of Azad's loyalists were missing. It was a clear indication that they boycotted the official function. "Led by JKPCC Chief G. A. Mir, senior leaders of PCC including former ministers/legislators, corporators and leaders of frontal wings DCC Presidents and DCC urban and rural accorded rousing reception to Azad", official handout mentioned.