The common worker who is associated with the ideology and heart of the Congress is at a loss as to what kind of atmosphere is finally going on in the party and how long this atmosphere will continue in the future. But the sad thing is that the veteran leaders of the Congress party are busy with their own glamour.
The stars of the Congress party have been running steadily for the last few years, first it was out of power at the center and then one after another it wrested power from the states as well. Whereas, the politicians who were once the main center of power and policy makers in the Congress party, have also been leaving the Congress party one after another over the last few years. Seeing the condition of the Congress party, now the common people of the country have also started to feel that the dream of a Congress-free India, which was once seen by the top leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has been fulfilled by some leaders within. Congress party and those who are leaving the party. The leaders are only bent on finishing.
Today the Congress party is going through its worst phase, the party does not even have its full-time president for a long time, Congress stalwarts are running away from the party, while the Congress party has been associated with ideology and heart for decades. I am confused as to what kind of atmosphere is finally going on in the party and how long this atmosphere will continue in the future. But sadly Congress party stalwarts are busy with their glamour, they neither care about the Congress party nor the feelings of the common workers of the party, due to the very alarming situation of the Congress. Even after this, veteran politicians of the party are busy making accusations, but don’t know why these few powerful politicians are not ready to look into their pockets and rummage in the interest of Congress party.
Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Gulab Nabi Azad also ended his long innings in the Congress by writing a five-page long letter to Sonia Gandhi on Friday, August 26, resigning from the primary membership of the Congress Party. However, he is now facing accusations that after decades of Congress rule, he left the Congress party today at the time of need, which is not right in principle. Although it is also a bitter truth that Ghulam Nabi Azad was working in a very important role as a policy maker and strategist in the Congress party for a long time, if he got out of this system in the era of Rahul Gandhi. He too must have been offended and felt very bad, which is why he along with other top Congress politicians wrote a long letter to Sonia Gandhi to establish internal democracy in the party and to point out the party’s weaknesses. This letter writing group was later named G-23. The group was also subjected to very serious allegations by various big politicians close to Rahul Gandhi of the Congress party against ordinary activists, which greatly upset Ghulam Nabi Azad along with other politicians.
For some time Ghulam Nabi Azad also created a lot of trouble for the leadership of the Congress party by adopting an openly rebellious attitude. Recently, he was given organizational responsibility in Jammu and Kashmir, which he refused to take. Since then there have been speculations in various political circles of the country that now Ghulam Nabi Azad is a few days guest of Congress party. He put an end to the speculation with his five-page resignation letter on Friday, August 26. The journey started by Ghulam Nabi Azad in Congress Party from the year 1973, he worked to achieve various milestones of success, now this long journey of Ghulam Nabi Azad with Congress Party has ended on 26 August 2022. Since then, on various platforms of media, Congress politicians, big and small, have been venting their anger against Ghulam Nabi Azad. A fact to ponder for the general public is that if Azad was really such a person then why Congress party kept him in important positions for decades.
But today the Congress party needs to do an immediate introspection to find out its mistake in the interest of the country and the people, for which no one is ready. Nor is any Congress leader willing to introspect whether Ghulam Nabi Azad has taken this step keeping in mind the rapidly deteriorating reputation of the party among the people, as perhaps Ghulam Nabi Azad is working day to day for the Congress Party. Not wanting to be a silent witness to the deteriorating situation in the midst, he thought it fit to quit the Congress party.
Some ignorant Congressmen who are applauding this decision of Ghulam Nabi Azad must understand that Ghulam Nabi Azad leaving the party is a big blow to the Congress party, he is a politician who has served four Prime Ministers of the country. Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Worked successfully side by side with Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh. Most importantly, Ghulam Nabi Azad worked hard to fulfill whatever responsibility was given to him at the government or organizational level. Today the leaders of Congress party should reflect on the extremely weak state of the party, they should realize that for the overall development of the country both a strong ruling party and a strong opposition are needed, so soon Rahul Gandhi once again support the Congress party. One has to work day and night to get it back on its feet, only then in the future leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress party will be able to overcome the shock of leaving the Congress.
– Deepak Kumar Tyagi
(Senior Journalist, Columnist and Political Analyst)