Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today launched a new political party, Democratic Azad Party, in Jammu and Kashmir. The flag colours of this party would be blue, white and yellow.
Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed that it would be a democratic party with independent thinking and ideology. He further said that the elections could take place at any time in the state. They would continue their political activities, but they won’t make article 370 an election issue.
He said that mustard colour indicated creativity and unity in diversity, white indicated peace and blue indicated freedom, open space, imagination and limits from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the sky.
A Twitter user wrote that earlier, senior Congress leaders who went their separate way would often use the word ‘Congress’ in the names of their outfits. But as Democratic Azad Party demonstrates, the word has completely lost its brand value.
On August 26, he resigned from the Congress and alleged that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demolished all mechanisms in the party. However, Congress leaders had alleged that he was Modi-fied.
In his resignation letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he wrote that after the entry of Rahul Gandhi, the entire Consultative mechanism which existed earlier was demolished.
Blaming Rahul Gandhi for losing in the 2014 general elections, he said that one of the most glaring examples of this immaturity was the tearing up of a government ordinance in the full glare of the media by Rahul Gandhi.
He also criticized Rahul Gandhi for his childish behaviour. The senior Congress leader further said that Rahul Gandhi completely subverted the authority of the Prime Minister and the government of India. This one single action more than anything else contributed significantly to the defeat of the UPA government in 2014.