30 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 30 August 2022

Leaders & Activists Desert J&K Congress To Join Azad

Srinagar , August 30 : The spate of resignations in the Jammu and Kashmir Congress continued unabated with 64 more leaders including a former deputy chief minister tendering their resignation and joining the Ghulam Nabi Azad camp on Tuesday, leaving the unit of the national party in the Union Territory in tatters. Led by former deputy chief minister Tara Chand, the leaders in their joint resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi said “all of us had a very long association with the party spanning over decades…but unfortunately we found that the treatment meted out to us was humiliating.” Putting up a brave face, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president Vikar Rasool Wani, once a close ally of Azad, lashed out at the defectors and said only cowards run away during difficult times.

64 JK Cong leaders quit in support of Azad

Jammu , August 30 : As many as 64 senior Congress leaders, including former deputy chief minister Tara Chand, resigned from the party in support of Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Tuesday, asserting that Azad's vision will shape a new and bright future for Jammu and Kashmir. They submitted a joint resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Chand along with others, including former ministers Abdul Majid Wani, Manohar Lal Sharma, Gharu Ram and former MLA Balwan Singh, announced their resignations from the Congress, at a press conference.

Azad left party when tasked to serve J&K: Congress

Jammu , August 30 : The Congress on Tuesday called Gulam Nabi Azad a “selfish person” and said he left the party when he was tasked to render his services in Jammu and Kashmir. It said Azad forgot the favours done to him by the party leadership by giving him important responsibilities in the past 50 years. Patil lashed out at Azad for being selfish in leaving the party at the time when the leadership tasked him to render his services in the Union territory.

Azad to hold public meeting in Jammu on Sept 4

Jammu , August 30 : Ghulam Nabi Azad, who has decided to float a new political party in J&K, will hold a public meeting on September 4 at Sainik Colony in Jammu, his first since he snapped his nearly 50-year-long association with the Congress. The public meeting is scheduled for 11 am.

Three LeT militants killed in Shopian gunfight

Anantnag , August 30 : Three militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in a gunfight with government forces Tuesday evening, here in Shopian district in south Kashmir, the police said. The slain militants were yet to be identified when this report was filed. A police source, however, said that the militants are believed to have been local residents. “Their identity is being ascertained,” the police source said, adding, “A search operation continues in the area.”

Article 370's Restoration Struggle Not Easy But Will Keep On Fighting, Says Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar , August 30 : National Conference president and Lok Sabha member from Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that struggle for restoration of Article 370 is not easy but their fight will continue. The NC chief the restoration of Article 370 and 35A is not an easy task, but their struggle will continue. "We have to fight for it and the issue is in the Supreme Court.

PM's policies have made BJP most popular party in J&K

Jammu , August 30 : BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh, who is also party incharge for J&K and Ladakh, today ridiculed the Congress saying that it is the party of sycophants and one family worshippers. He said the Congress is reduced to one family party and anybody challenging that is immediately thrown out. In the coming elections in J&K, Chugh said, the BJP would form the government on its own and all other parties including Abdullahs and Muftis would be washed out.

A realistic and unambiguous agenda attracts people into Apni Party fold: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar , August 30 : Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Tuesday said that our convincing agenda and realistic policies are alluring people and political leadership from other parties to join the Apni Party. He was speaking in a joining event at the party headquarters in Srinagar, wherein several leaders and political activists from AAP, NC, PDP, and Congress formally joined Apni Party today.