Days after quitting Congress, former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had a incorrect notion of the nation’s chief.
“I used to think PM Modi must be a crude man. I thought he won’t care…since he does not have a wife or any kids. But he showed humanity,” stated Azad.
The previous Union Minister was referring to an incident final yr when he was retiring from parliament’s Higher Home i.e Rajya Sabha.
“Read the contents of his speech. PM Modi was not talking about being sad at my leaving the House. He was talking about an incident,” Azad advised the reporters on Monday.
On the time, PM Modi had given a passionate farewell speech for Azad which had left most parliamentarians teary-eyed. In the course of the speech, PM Modi talked about a terror incident in 2006 when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat whereas Azad was the CM of J&Okay
“Some tourists from Gujarat had died in a grenade attack in Kashmir (in 2006) when I was chief minister there. Modi saheb, who was chief minister of Gujarat, called my office. But I was choked up, crying at how brutal the killings were. I could not speak with him. He heard me crying as my staff brought the phone close to me,” added Azad.
“Mr Modi kept calling my office for updates. Later, as I was seeing off the two planes carrying the bodies and those injured, families of the victims were howling in grief. I started weeping too. It came on on TV too. He called again but I could not speak.”
PM Modi’s passionate goodbye to Azad had raised a number of eyebrows on the time as properly. Azad was a distinguished member of the G-23 group of dissidents that had been writing letters to the Congress excessive command and demanding them usher in adjustments.
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Nevertheless, after Congress didn’t change its methods, Azad give up the social gathering final week. Calling Congress vp Rahul Gandhi for his “immaturity” and for “demolishing the consultative mechanism” of the social gathering, Azad in his letter to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote:
“Unfortunately, after the entry of Rahul Gandhi into politics and particularly after January 2013, when he was appointed Vice President by you (Sonia Gandhi), the entire consultative mechanism which existed earlier was demolished by him.”
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Azad’s nice rapport with PM Modi has set the hearsay mills rolling with few suggesting that the previous Congress chief may be switching sides and becoming a member of BJP. Nevertheless, in the meanwhile, Azad has been tight-lipped about his political future.
(With inputs from businesses)
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