Azad reaches Jammu before launch of party; holds back to back meetings

File photo of Azad
File photo of AzadFile/ ANI

Jammu: Former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday reached Jammu from the union capital before the “launch of his much anticipated political party.”

Immediately after his arrival here, he became busy holding back to back meetings with the leaders supporting him besides interacting with delegations of workers and representatives of different sections of society at his residence.

One of his trusted lieutenants stated, “He is wrapping up consultations before the launch of the party in the next few days. He, along with his supporters, is all set for the launch. Everything is in place. Flag and name of the party have also been finalized. Wait is going to end very soon.” Earlier after reaching here in Jammu, Azad also told media persons that he would meet leaders (supporting him), workers and delegations. “Tomorrow I’ll meet the media before the launch of the party,” he said.

This is his second visit to J&K after he severed ties with Congress after his five-decade long association with the grand old party of the country.

He is likely to visit Srinagar on September 27.

Earlier on September 4 in his maiden rally in Jammu after tendering his resignation from Congress, he had spelt out his prospective party’s agenda. The fortnight that followed, he spent in holding consultations with his supporters across J&K.

Azad, during his rally, had maintained that he would name his party and decide about its flag only after holding consultations with the people from both the regions of Kashmir and Jammu.

“I draw my power from my people hence they will take a call as to what will be the name of our party and how its flag will look like. Both our party and its flag will be such with which the people from across J&K are easily able to identify,” the former Chief Minister had announced.

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