Democratic Azad Party chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday dismissed reports of his rejoining the Congress as “completely baseless” and alleged that it was a conspiracy to demoralize his party workers. Expressing surprise over the reports in a section of the media, Azad said in a tweet, “Unfortunately such stories are being planted by a section of leaders in the congress party right now and are doing this just to demoralise my leaders and supporters.”
He said- I don’t have any ill will against congress party and its leadership, however I request them to tell these habitual story planters to refrain from doing so. Once again I would like to insist that this story is completely baseless!
There have been reports of behind-the-scenes talks within Congress circles. Azad had resigned from the Congress in August following his differences with the party high command and hit out at Rahul Gandhi and his coterie. He formed his own party in late September. After joining Congress in the mid-1970s, Azad held several important positions in both the party and the government. He was also the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 2005 to 2008.