The Congress is facing serious internal crisis after its dismal performance in the assembly elections. Days after a section of the Congress leaders close to Ghulam Nabi Azad had demanded the removal of PCC president Saifud-din Soz, some Congress MLAs on Friday asked the party high command to rein in such leaders.
Congress MLAs and leaders held a meeting attended by Nawang Rigzin, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, Ajaz Ahmed Khan, Vikar Rasool Wani, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Usman Abdul Majid, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Asgar Ali Karbalaie, Deldan Namgail, Mumtaz Ahmed, Gulzar Ahmad Wani and Mohd Akram in Jammu on Friday.
They passed a joint statement urging party high command to take action against such leaders, including their expulsion from the party for the act of indiscipline.
A section of the Congress leadership in a joint statement on January 13 had blamed Pradesh Congress Committee president Saifud-din Soz for the performance of the party and had asked him to step down owing moral responsibility for it.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had also expressed concern over the statement for removal of Soz and had asked party members to desist from such acts. He had said demand for removal of Soz is not only uncharitable and irrelevant but also uncalled for and unwarranted in the political situation.
The state unit of the Congress had been vertically divided between Soz and Azad camps, though the two factions worked collectively in the assembly elections. The Congress had won 12 seats, five down from the 2008 assembly elections.