New Delhi: Known as a Congress fanatic and loyal to the Gandhi family, Azad, who is said to be part of the foundation of the Congress party, has left the Congress party. Ghulam Nabi Azad has resigned from all the posts of Congress today and his resignation is being considered a sign of the end of the Congress party. This is because till now many Congress leaders have resigned, and Congress has not made any difference, but the resignation of Azad (Ghulam Nabi Azad) is like shaking the foundation of the party. Yes, Ghulam Nabi Azad has repeatedly talked about giving new life to the party, but nothing like this happened. At the same time, due to the constant neglect in the party, he thought it better to leave the party. Now we tell you who is Ghulam Nabi Azad?
Very close to the Gandhi family- Ghulam Nabi Azad was not only a leader of the Congress party, but he was very close to the generations of the Gandhi family. Yes, Ghulam Nabi Azad has been playing an important role in the Gandhi family. He had domestic relations with the Gandhi family and later distanced himself from his party and family members. He emerged as an important leader of the G-23 of the Congress party. Ghulam Nabi Azad resigns says that the security guards of Rahul Gandhi are making decisions in the party, and the party is running remotely. With this, Ghulam Nabi Azad is not only interfering in Jammu and Kashmir but in all the states of the country. His working style and efficient leadership can be gauged from the fact that in the Modi government, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in the year 2022.
Azad's Journey in Congress: Ghulam Nabi Azad started his political career in the year 1973 as the Secretary of the Block Congress Committee. After Azad's work, Seeing his efficient leadership, the party entrusted him with the responsibility of the post of Youth Congress President. However, Ghulam Nabi Azad's political career took off when he won the first Lok Sabha election from Washim constituency in Maharashtra in 1980 and reached Parliament. Yes, and after winning the Lok Sabha elections, his stars became so high that he was included in the cabinet in 1982 as a Union Minister. The golden era in Azad's career came when he became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2005. Not only this, the Congress won 21 seats in the assembly elections under his leadership as the Jammu and Kashmir Congress President. At the same time, Azad has also been a former CM of Jammu and Kashmir, former Union Minister and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha. Azad took over the health ministry in the UPA-II government.
Azad's Political Journey:
1980 - Became the President of the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress.
1980 - Reached Lok Sabha from Washim Lok Sabha seat.
1982 - Elected Deputy Minister in the Law Ministry.
1984 - Reached the Lok Sabha also in the Eighth Lok Sabha
1985-89 - Was the Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
1990-1996 - Member of Rajya Sabha
2006 - Elected to the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
2008 - Re-elected to the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly from Bhaderwah.
2008 - Became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
2009 - Elected to Rajya Sabha and became a Union Minister.
2014 - Became the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
2015 - Became a Rajya Sabha member for the fifth time.