Kar to head Congress anniversary committee
Srinagar, Mar 5: After granting amnesty to the veteran party leader, Ghulam Rasool Kar, and reinstating him in the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) the party has nominated him as the chairman of the committee formed in connection to celebrate 125th anniversary of the party.
The committee held its maiden meeting, chaired by Kar, at party headquarters here on Friday. Kar called for a unity among the party cadres. He conveyed to the members the desire shown by the high command to unite and strengthen the party.
“The committee will educate members and workers and the general public about the life and contributions of the prominent Congress leaders who served it during past 125 years. It will also organise seminars, workshops, lecturers and other functions in JK,” a party leader said.
The committee, he added, would also inform people about the party’s future vision vis-à-vis governance, peace and development.
The other members of the committee include former minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Krishan Amla, Usman Majid, P Namgiyal, Muhammad Anwar Bhat, Amreen Badar and others.
Kar being reinstated in the party is being seen as a move to strengthen it which has remained divided in the two camps—one supporting State Congress President, Prof Saif-ud-din Soz and other supporting union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Pertinently, the party president, Soz has nominated Kar as the chairman of the committee. He was ousted from the party for contesting election against party candidate Abdul Rashid Dar from Sopur constituency in 2008. Dar had won in 2002 from Sopur when Kar had expressed unwillingness to contest.
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