Ghulam Nabi Azad left the Congress in the last week following an eloquent criticism of Rahul Gandhi’s “childish behaviour and immaturity” He said on Wednesday that he’s an “nice man” but has no interest in politics.
Veteran leader attacked the what he described as “Rahul Gandhi’s policy of attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi left, right and centre.”
Mr. Azad 73 also has ruled out joining the BJP according to reports that he is planning to form an independent party within Jammu as well as Kashmir.
In an interview exclusive to NDTV the channel, Azad said in an exclusive interview with NDTV, Azad stated that his Congress Working Committee (CWC) is the party’s most powerful decision-making body has become “meaningless” today and the consultation process that was a success during the reign of Indira Gandhi as well as Rajiv Gandhi was smashed.
“Earlier there were only CWC members. In the last 10 years, there have been 25 CWC members and 50 special invitees. Sonia Gandhi, let us be fair, between 1998 and 2004, was totally consulting senior leaders. She was depending on them, accepting recommendations…But after Rahul Gandhi came, from 2004, Mrs Gandhi started depending more on Rahul Gandhi. He had no aptitude of doing that. She wanted everybody to coordinate with Rahul Gandhi,” Mr Azad said.
In his resignation letter of five pages addressed to Sonia Gandhi, Mr Azad was adamant about Rahul Gandhi to blame for Congress’s loss during the 2014 presidential election. It was a pivotal moment for the party which has struggled to gain votes since then.
Talking to NDTV He told NDTV that following consultations and consultations, recommended an organizational plan for the 2014 elections.
However, after taking over, Rahul Gandhi “didn’t pay any heed” to numerous reminders regarding the plan, he stated. “So no programme was implemented. Then after 2014 also I reminded him a number of times, now for next elections. Till today is now 9 years those recommendations are laying in the store of AICC (All India Congress Committee). So, they are not making any effort, they are not putting any effort to improve the conditions of the Congress.”