GNA’s DNA Modi-fied, says Jairam Ramesh

Congress reacts sharply to Ghulam Nabi Azad’s resignation from party
GNA’s DNA Modi-fied, says Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday resigned from all positions of the party after its national spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill put in papers on Thursday, sources said. In a five-page resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Azad said that the party was left coterie culture and Rahul Gandhi is a failed leader. Several leaders have recently resigned from the embattled Congress.

Congress general secretary in charge communications tweeted: “A man who has been treated with the greatest respect by the Congress leadership has betrayed by his vicious personal attackswhich reveal his true character. GNA’s DNA has been Modi-fied.”

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Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah said that the Congress had faced such setbacks in the past and emerged stronger. Therefore, there is nothing new in such resignations.

Congress leader and a member of G-23 Manish Dikshit said that it was unfortunate that Azad had resigned from the party. G-23 is for reform but not for revolt, Dikshit said.

Leader of the National Conference Omar Abdullah described Azad’s resignation as a body blow to the party. It was “sad” and “scarry” to see the grand old party in disarray.