Bric a Brac

Azad’s sitting pretty

set to retain RS seat

bric-a-brac-azad-sitting-pretty-nov2014GHULAM Nabi Azad, an Opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha, is one politician who has always been important ever since he joined politics. He knows how to sail even in rough weather. He has been Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir and a Member of Parliament from Maharashtra. Azad’s forte is his organisational skills, having been AICC general secretary for a record nine times and a member of the powerful Congress Working Committee for 18 years. He has been a minister in the cabinets of Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.

His fourth term in the Rajya Sabha ends on February 10, 2015. In all probability, the Congress will not be able to muster the number of MLAs in the Legislative Assembly of Jammu & Kashmir in the forthcoming assembly elections of 2014 to send Azad to the Rajya Sabha. So how will he manage? Sources disclosed that he has an important chela in Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat who would not mind obliging his mentor. Reports from Uttarakhand disclose that there is local opposition to nominating an outsider. But the Congress has never cared for local opinions so Azad may again cross the hurdle. Thank God for such party traditions.

VOL. 8, ISSUE 8 | November 2014

Post Comment

To Top
LATEST ARTICLES
close slider
VOL.13 | ISSUE 9 | DEC 2019
CORRUPTION
FROM RAJ TO RAFALE 15: Havens, Heaven, and Hell
Governance
The Con In Telecom
Governance awards
Innovation at the forefront
HEALTH
That pain in the knee
By the way
Under the scanner?
By the way
Gender bender
By the way
Under attack
Bric-a-brac
RSS on wait and watch
Bric-a-brac
Priyanka for Congress
Bric-a-brac
Battle for Delhi
Bric-a-brac
Gadkari says no