PM Modi connected with his roots, proud chaiwala: Ghulam Nabi Azad

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Senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for staying connected with his roots and never shying away from the realities of life.

Azad, who’s on a Jammu go to, stated: “I like a lot of things about many leaders. I am from a village and feel proud… Even our Prime Minister hails from a village…He often says that he used to wash utensils and sell tea… We’re political rivals but I appreciate that he doesn’t hide his true self. Those who hide their realities live in a make-believe and temporary world.”

Early final month, on Azad’s final day in Rajya Sabha, Modi had praised gave a tearful adieu whereas reminiscing his shut affiliation with the Congress chief for the reason that time the 2 have been chief ministers.

“I have travelled to around 125 countries, staying in 5-star and 7-star hotels. However, when I meet people from my village, even though they may not be well-kempt, it give me great pleasure and pride,” stated Azad.

The Congress chief lamented on the shortage of growth in J&Ok and burdened on the necessity for fast-pacing the initiatives and rising funds for the newly shaped Union Territory. “I will appeal to the government in Delhi that work should happen on ground… Industries are getting closed here, unemployment is increasing and the government is levying new taxes every second day,” stated Azad. This is going on at a time, the Congress chief stated, when the revenue is zero and taxes have elevated by 110%. The Congress has additionally deliberate an ongoing 45-day protest calendar till March 31, in opposition to what the get together calls ‘tax terrorism.’

“First, we have to improve the economic situation of J&K and development activities should be tripled. Four times more money should come from New Delhi even if the budget is less,” stated Azad.

This is the primary intensive go to of Azad to J&Ok since August 5, 2019, when the particular standing of J&Ok was abrogated and the state was cut up into two Union Territories of J&Ok and Ladakh. “The decision (of August 5, 2019) is like demoting the Director General (of police) to a rank of constable,” stated Azad, whereas responding to a query after the assembly.

Earlier on Saturday, Azad addressed a gathering in Jammu, the place he was flanked by senior get together leaders together with Kapil Sibal, who’re a part of G-23, a bunch that has been questioning the get together’s management and its functioning. Azad additionally reiterated that he can be striving for restoration of statehood in J&Ok, like different political events.

Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday stated he wished the Congress to stay united and robust to battle “divisive forces” within the nation.

On Congress leaders assembling in Jammu on Saturday, Abdullah stated, “He (Azad) is a part of the Congress and so are all those who came. They are not out of the party, they are senior leaders of the Congress.”

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