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Ghulam Nabi Azad says he is ‘24 Carat Congressman’, working for party unity 

Azad, however, said reforms were a dynamic process and imperative for every party, society and the country as a whole for the benefit of people.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks at a rally on the outskirts of Jammu on Sunday. (ANI Twitter)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks at a rally on the outskirts of Jammu on Sunday. (ANI Twitter)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 09:40 PM IST
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Religious conversions occur due to good work, not fear: Ghulam Nabi Azad

“If anyone is converting people, he is not using a sword,” Azad said while addressing an event in Udhampur on Saturday. “It is good work and character of individuals which influence others to convert.”
Kathua: Former J&K chief minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses a public outreach programme in the Kathua district. (PTI)
Kathua: Former J&K chief minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses a public outreach programme in the Kathua district. (PTI)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 07:11 AM IST
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Can't see Congress securing 300 seats in 2024 Lok Sabha polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • However, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir added that he prays the grand old party manages to secure over 300 seats in the next elections.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.(PTI)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 10:39 AM IST
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'Exaggerated to him, not to me': Khurshid on Ghulam Nabi's take on Hindutva

Ghulam Nabi Azad must have said it in a casual moment when he had nothing serious thoughtful consideration of it, Salman Khurshid said.
Salman Khurshid said by drawing the comparison, he did not call Hindutva terrorism. (PTI)
Salman Khurshid said by drawing the comparison, he did not call Hindutva terrorism. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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‘Exaggeration’: Ghulam Nabi Azad on comparing Hindutva with jihadist Islam

  • Salman Khurshid’s new book titled ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya’ sparked controversy after a paragraph comparing Hindutva and jihadist Islam of ISIS and Boko Haram was shared on social media.
Senior Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Senior Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Published on Nov 11, 2021 09:11 PM IST
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We're a great loser, J&K better off when governed by CMs: Ghulam Nabi Azad 

Azad further said the Centre should first restore statehood of Jammu & Kashmir and then go ahead with an Assembly election and delimitation process.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.(HT file photo)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.(HT file photo)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Ghulam Nabi Azad seeks CWC meet amid ‘mass exodus’

According to party functionaries familiar with the matter, Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote to Sonia Gandhi on behalf of G 23 asking for a CWC meeting in the light of “developments in Punjab and Goa” that are “disappointing” .
One of the leaders of the so-called G-23, Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote to interim president Sonia Gandhi seeking a CWC meeting.(PTI)
One of the leaders of the so-called G-23, Ghulam Nabi Azad wrote to interim president Sonia Gandhi seeking a CWC meeting.(PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 12:59 AM IST
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‘G23’ dissenters back in Congress' House rejig

  • Some of these leaders who were part of the ‘G-23’ group of letter writers have been given key roles in the parliamentary hierarchy
Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Manish Tewari. (PTI Photo)
Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Manish Tewari. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 05:46 AM IST
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‘Delimitation needs to happen faster so that polls can be held’: PM Modi on J&K

  • PM Modi in a tweet said that the government’s priority is to strengthen grassroots democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and others during an all-party meeting with various political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, at PM House, in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and others during an all-party meeting with various political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, at PM House, in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 11:00 PM IST
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By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kapil Sibal, Ghulam Nabi Azad missing from Congress' star campaigners list

The G-23 leaders, who had written to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in August last year demanding organisational overhaul, had expressed their desire to canvass for the party in the upcoming elections.
Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal.(PTI)
Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal.(PTI)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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Will campaign for party if invited, says Ghulam Nabi Azad ahead of elections

"The victory of Congress party in the forthcoming state elections is a priority. I will be campaigning wherever I will be invited by the party or individual," Azad said as quoted by news agency ANI.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 07:48 PM IST
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By | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Congress leader leads protest in Jammu against Azad

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 02, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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Cong’s Ghulam Nabi Azad hails PM Modi for ‘not forgetting roots’

Addressing a function by Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said people should learn from the PM about how one remains grounded to their roots.
Azad said PM Modi speaks frankly about his past as a tea-seller and does not try to hide his background from the world.(ANI Photo)
Azad said PM Modi speaks frankly about his past as a tea-seller and does not try to hide his background from the world.(ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 06:40 AM IST
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Party is getting weak, say Congress 'letter writers'

Last August, the 23 leaders wrote a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in which they called for “full-time and effective leadership”, elections to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), and a mechanism to guide the party’s revival.
In his address, Sibal expressed his unhappiness that the party didn’t choose to accommodate Azad in Parliament after his retirement.(PTI Photo)
In his address, Sibal expressed his unhappiness that the party didn’t choose to accommodate Azad in Parliament after his retirement.(PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 01:43 AM IST
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Ghulam Nabi Azad says 'will continue my fight for J&K statehood'

"Till my last breath, I will continue my services for the nation and will continue my fight for the rights of people," Azad said.
Ghulam Nabi Azad retired from the Upper House on February 15.(PTI)
Ghulam Nabi Azad retired from the Upper House on February 15.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Congress G-23 honor Azad, discuss Gandhian philosophy

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a 'Shanti Sammelan' event in Jammu. (PTI)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a 'Shanti Sammelan' event in Jammu. (PTI)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Congress equally respects all religions, people, castes: Ghulam Nabi Azad

"Be it Jammu or Kashmir or Ladakh, we respect all religions, people and castes. We equally respect everyone, that is our strength and we will continue with this," said Azad.
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 02:30 PM IST
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Congress G-23 hold meet in Jammu, discuss Gandhian philosophy, honour Azad

The event in Jammu has been organised days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "North-South" remark, which has led to a controversy.
The team of 23 Congress leaders visited Jammu on Saturday. (HT Photo )
The team of 23 Congress leaders visited Jammu on Saturday. (HT Photo )
Updated on Feb 27, 2021 02:18 PM IST
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23 Cong letter writers plan drive to ‘save idea of India’

The series of rallies and public meetings will kick off on Saturday in Jammu, where former Rajya Sabha member of Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the 23, has invited his colleagues.
On Friday, Azad arrived in Jammu on a three-day visit and was received by party workers.(ANI file photo)
On Friday, Azad arrived in Jammu on a three-day visit and was received by party workers.(ANI file photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 03:58 AM IST
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Salute to Ghulam Nabi Azad underlined PM Modi’s personal ties with rivals

  • Leaders from the Congress and other Opposition parties have many stories to show that the Prime Minister has maintained personal rapport with leaders cutting across political boundaries.
PM Narendra Modi was emotional while giving a farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad from Rajya Sabha.
PM Narendra Modi was emotional while giving a farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad from Rajya Sabha.
Updated on Feb 14, 2021 03:37 PM IST
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The 2006 bus attack at center of PM’s emotional speech for Ghulam Nabi Azad

Talking about his relationship with Modi, Azad said they have known each other since the ‘90s when they were both general secretaries and represented different views on television debates
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad(PTI Photo )
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad(PTI Photo )
Updated on Feb 12, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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BySunetra Choudhury, | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘I will join the BJP when we have black snow in Kashmir’: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad talks about his relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his farewell, speculation that he may join the BJP.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2021 09:41 AM IST
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BySunetra Choudhury, , New Delhi

Will be seen at many places, I am free now: Ghulam Nabi Azad

When asked about the praises and greeting he received in Parliament, Azad said, "We understand some people superficially while others in-depth. Those who understood me in-depth and saw my work over the years became emotional yesterday."
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 08:53 AM IST
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Artfully crafted performance: Tharoor on PM's emotional farewell to Azad

"It was partly in response to Tikait's tears that he decided he also has tears," Tharoor said, referring to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait who broke into tears recently while talking about the ongoing farmers' protests at the Ghazipur border.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at Parliament House in New Delhi,(PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor at Parliament House in New Delhi,(PTI)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 08:27 AM IST
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Who could replace Azad as Leader of Opposition in RS? List of probables

The Congress, however, is keen to bring Azad back to the Upper House. A senior party leader, who did not wish to be named, earlier told HT that Azad could be nominated from Kerala in April.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad gestures on his retirement as the Rajya Sabha member during the budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad gestures on his retirement as the Rajya Sabha member during the budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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In his farewell speech in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad refers to Pakistan

Azad had earlier received a wholehearted adieu from leaders across the political spectrum with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the Congress leader had distinguished himself in Parliament and was not only concerned about the party but also cared about the country.
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on February 9, 2021. (PTI)
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on February 9, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 09, 2021 01:52 PM IST
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By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

News updates from HT: PM Modi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani virtual meet today

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The summit between Modi and Ghani will be held at 12.30pm and an agreement on building Shahtoot Dam in the Kabul river basin is on the agenda.(Mint)
The summit between Modi and Ghani will be held at 12.30pm and an agreement on building Shahtoot Dam in the Kabul river basin is on the agenda.(Mint)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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PM Modi's farewell speech for 4 outgoing RS members: Top quotes

Here are five things that Prime Minister Modi said during his speech in the Upper House
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi,(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi,(PTI)
Updated on Feb 09, 2021 12:41 PM IST
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Election or nomination? Congress divided over CEC

Hindustan Times has spoken to several delegates who attended the meeting, including signatories to the letter written in August to interim chief Sonia Gandhi in which they demanded a “full-time and effective” leadership that is “visible” and “active.”
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Manmohan Singh.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Manmohan Singh.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 08, 2021 04:38 AM IST
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BySunetra Choudhury, New Delhi

Cong looks for Ghulam Nabi Azad’s replacement in the Rajya Sabha

Singh and Chidambaram can also be surprise choices, maintained at least three party leaders.
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad .(HT file photo)
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad .(HT file photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2021 02:15 AM IST
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