Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, whose Rajya Sabha term is about to end on February 15 after a four-decade-long career in Parliament, has been asked to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Stopped the speculation and told when they are going to join BJP. Apart from this, he also explained the reason behind writing letters of 23 senior leaders to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
In an interview to Hindustan Times, Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Prime Minister Modi and his arrival in the Rajya Sabha that both of us were crying because we did not know each other, but the reason was that in 2006 one of the travelers from Gujarat The bus was attacked and I broke down while talking to them. The PM was saying that a person is retiring here, who is also a good person. He could not complete the story because he got emotional and when I wanted to complete the story, I couldn’t either, because I felt that I was back at that moment 14 years ago, when the attack took place. .
Can you join BJP? In response to this question, Azad said that I will join BJP when there will be black snow in Kashmir. Why BJP .. That day I will join another party, people who say this or spread these rumors, they do not know me.
He said, “When Rajmata Scindia was the deputy leader of the opposition, she stood up and made some allegations about me. I got up and I said that I take the charge very seriously and on behalf of the government, I suggest making a committee Would like to be chaired by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and LK Advani would also be its member.
“I said that the committee would submit its report in 15 days and I would accept whatever punishment they suggested. Vajpayee ji asked me why, when I told him, he stood up and said – I am in the house and Ghulam presents his apology to Nabi Azad. Perhaps Rajmata Scindia does not know him, but I am doing it. ”
Can you tell why 23 Congress leaders wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi and what was the intention behind it? On this, he said that we have lost the election earlier also. We got only 153 seats in 1977; We lost again in Rajiv Gandhi’s time, got only 197 seats, in Narasimha Rao’s time we got 140 seats, but losing twice and gaining 44 or 52 seats and not being Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha is also unacceptable for us. Was. Some people feel very bad that we have fallen from the sky to the bottom of the ground.
We have come from the organization, so we have greater access to people. If people cannot meet anyone, they come to us. They gave us a list of things that were going wrong and that needed fixing. Then we put it all together, and wanted the party leadership to see it as well. It was unfortunate that someone leaked it. This was not our objective and I wouldn’t even call it a leak, because it is not a state secret. It was a matter of how to strengthen the organization.