Reacting to the recent news reports that the Congress high command is likely to project Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad as the Chief Ministerial Candidate for Jammu and Kashmir after the forthcoming assembly polls, additional general secretary National Conference Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal accused that the state congress is a divided house with the divided opinion.
The news reports recently came into the press that the congress high command has agreed to project Azad as the chief ministerial candidate for the Jammu and Kashmir after the forth coming polls and that AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi is believed to have supported the idea of projecting Azad as the CM candidate despite opposition from the latter’s critics in the party.
As all the congress leaders in the state kept mum on commenting over the report and unanimously stated that the decision taken by the high command in future bout the issue would be acceptable to the state leadership.
However, the senior state congress leader and Former minister Ghulam Mohammad Saroori while talking to KNS sad that the people of the state want Azad as the next chief Minister and that the state tread novel path of the development during Azad’s tenure. “It will be as if the state will return to light from darkness and the people once again would witness peace and tranquility all around.”
Mustafa Kamal while talking to KNS stated that the national conference least bothers about the nomination of Azad as the Chief Ministerial candidate and that the state congress at present is divided into two parts and there is lot of difference in the opinions of its leadership. “Vakil is talking in one language and Taj in other, the party is not unanimous.”
He further stated that there are other aspirants for the post of the Chief Ministerial candidate within the congress and the party has become divided on that ground. “We have Saif-ud-din Soz in the line and there are others also who are striving for the same,” said Kamal, adding, Congress is not final neither about Azad and nor Soz.