Srinagar: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Friday said Ghulam Nabi Azad must have resigned from the Congress as he must not be getting respect and love from the party and added that the country needs a stronger opposition.
Abdullah’s son and Vice President of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Omar Abdullah in a tweet said it is a blow to Congress and Azad’s letter makes for a very painful reading.
“Long rumoured to be in the offing but a body blow to the Congress nonetheless. Perhaps the seniormost leader to quit the party in recent times, his resignation letter makes for very painful reading. It’s sad, and quite scary, to see the grand old party of India implode,” Omar’s tweet read.
“When a veteran leaden like Ghulam Nabi Azad leaves, that means he must not be getting respect and love that was showered upon him earlier,” Farooq Abdullah said.
“Congress was taken aback when 32 leaders wrote a letter. But it happened before and Congress came back stronger. The country needs strong opposition,” Farooq Abdullah said.
He said that he has not read the letter that Azad wrote but it must be a political matter due to which he resigned.
“I have not read the letter. It is not due to health reasons. He was unwell in the past but he recovered. I think it is a political matter,” the National Conference chief said.