|Fearing backlash high-command unlikely to take any immediate action against Azad |
|After Jammu, G-23 to organize second event at Kurukshetra |
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 2: Fearing backlash, Congress high-command is unlikely to take any action against party stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad at this crucial juncture when many senior leaders are openly supporting him.
Although Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief G A Mir and other factions are annoyed over Azad’s heaped all praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party leadership is looking all pros and cons before taking any step.
Reliable sources said that G-23 leaders rallied behind Azad is a clear indication that it was not easy for the high-command to seek explanation or take any unilateral action against former leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
The Congress high-command is worried as G-23 is going to organize second event in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district after senior leaders were seen taking pot-shots at the decisions of the party leadership.
The high command is tackling the situation carefully so that no wrong message is conveyed to the cadre. However, the top leadership is neither keen on taking any action against the senior leaders, nor have they sought an explanation from them.
“Planning of a rally is underway in Kurukshetra district. Though it is yet to be finalised under which banner it would be held, G-23 leaders are not in a mood to normalise the tension building up after group opened a front in Jammu in which leaders like Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tiwari, Raj Babbar, Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the party is getting weak which is weakening the opposition too,” a news agency reported.
On Sunday, Azad praised Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. “I, myself, had come from a village and I am proud of being a villager. I admire a lot of things about leaders like our prime minister who also says that he was from a village. He used to sell tea. I might have political differences with Modi but he is also frank about his past of being a chaiwala (tea-seller),” Azad had said.