Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has set to rest all speculations over the issue of becoming Chief Minister of J&K once again. “I am happy working in the Centre and I am not keen on acquiring the Chief Minister’s chair here in the state.
“I am not missing CM’s Chair. I am very happy in Delhi,Azad said in Srinagar on Wednesday. In response to a question on assuming the charge of Chief Minister in the state Azad made it clear by saying when I am getting an opportunity to work for the whole of India why should i run after the chair of CM of J&K state.
He said as CM I would have got time to work in small area. And in the centre I will keep working for betterment of life of people across the country. “Whatever time I got to work as CM in the state was perhaps all that I was destined to. I got good support and cooperation from all the people for which I am grateful to Almighty”.
The former Chief Minister however said his party has taken no decision on the issue of pre-poll alliance with the National Conference. Azad also cleared the air over the issue of factionalism here in the state claiming that the state unit of Congress is united and is not faction ridden.
“There is not lobbying in the state unit. Congress is one and will remain one. We will work together and fight upcoming elections as a single unit to get a good number of seats”, Azad said. Commenting on the elevation of Narendra Modi as head of campaign committee chief Azad said elevation of Narendra Modi in the BJP augurs well for Congress party.
“Congress has no threat from BJP nor can they harm us. Modi has done what Congress could not do. He has finished BJP”, he said adding “He shooed away BJP’s allies in the NDA and divided the party into two. L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, one ex foreign minister and one ex finance minister are not happy with him. This is a gift from Modi to his party”.