Srinagar, 29 Dec (KS): Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to return to the party as the talks have been initiated between the two, ANI while quoting sources reported on Friday.
Azad quit his 52-year-long association with the Congress party on August 26 and announced his new political outfit ‘Democratic Azad Party’ in October.
According to the sources, during the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, Azad claimed that only Congress can compete with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Meanwhile, Azad had said that he is not against the policy of Congress but had issues with its weak system.
After Azad’s statement, Congress- led Bharat Jodo Yatra’s convenor, Digvijaya Singh openly invited Azad to be a part of the yatra, following which former G23 leaders– Akhilesh Prasad Singh and Bhupinder Singh– contacted Azad and advocated his return to Congress besides him joining the Yatra.
Significantly, the party has recently made MP Akhilesh Prasad Singh, the President of Bihar Congress and Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been handed over the Congress’ command of Haryana.
Meanwhile, many leaders, including Jammu and Kashmir’s former Deputy Chief Minister Tarachand who left Congress and went with Azad, recently left the latter’s camp as well.
As per the sources, many leaders except Azad would join Bharat Jodo Yatra in J-K.
Despite Azad’s sharp attacks on Congress’ former chief Rahul Gandhi in his resignation, which have upset the family, the party is making every possible attempt to bring back to home.—(KS)