Azad elected as DAP chairman

Chib to be general secy, Taj treasurer
Gh Nabi Azad during a public rally in Kashmir. [Representational Image]
Gh Nabi Azad during a public rally in Kashmir. [Representational Image] Mubashir Khan/ GK

Jammu: Former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has been elected as the chairman of his recently floated Democratic Azad Party (DAP) while his other senior colleagues and former ministers R S Chib and Taj Mohi-ud-Din have been elected as general secretary and treasurer of the party respectively.

A senior party leader, while speaking to Greater Kashmir, said that after registration of the newly framed party, rest of the office bearers including president and vice president would be elected.

“There was a requirement for these three office bearers for the registration purposes, hence similar resolutions were passed unanimously both in Srinagar and Jammu. On Friday, this resolution was adopted in Srinagar by the founding members electing Azad Sahib as the chairman, Chib Sahib as the general secretary and Taj Sahib as the treasurer. Similar resolution was passed today in Jammu by the founding members,” he said.

Senior leader, who is also the former minister, said, “Once the registration is done, the working committee will elect the rest of the office bearers as well.” 

On September 26, Azad had launched his party and had also unveiled its ‘tri-striped’ flag. “It will be truly democratic in its nature and not autocratic. The power will not remain restricted to one individual. This will be a definite provision in the constitution of our party,” he had said.

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