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A very senior BJP leader has refused to join Azad's party. He said that the BJP did not revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir because a Muslim face should be made the CM.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday resigned from all posts, including the primary membership of the party. In his resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Azad said that he is taking these steps with a heavy heart. After Azad's resignation, there were speculations that he would now join the BJP but it did not happen. Let us inform that Ghulam Nabi Azad has very good relations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Last year, when Azad completed his term as a Rajya Sabha MP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had praised him fiercely in the House.
Azad was also awarded the Padma Bhushan by then President Ram Nath Kovind in March this year. After receiving one of the country's highest awards, he said, it feels good when the country or the government recognizes our work. Despite being so close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Azad is not joining the BJP. A very senior BJP leader has refused to join Azad's party. He said that the BJP did not abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir because a Muslim face should be made the CM. BJP is trying its best to have a Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu.
The BJP leader, who has a good understanding in the politics of the Union Territory, said that if Ghulam Nabi Azad had joined the BJP, it would have proved fatal for both the BJP and Azad. Because if Azad is made the BJP's CM candidate, neither the Muslims of Srinagar will vote for him nor the Hindus of Jammu will vote for the party. It will be like some suicide move for the party.
Azad's age is also becoming a hindrance in joining BJP
The BJP leader said that Azad's age also does not fit to join the BJP. At the age of 73, Azad would not like to be Karnataka Congress leader SM Krishna, who joined the BJP but went into oblivion. Azad will turn 75 after two years. In such a situation, according to the policy of BJP after two years, the leaders who retire after 75 years are not given any post in the party or government. Not only this, even BJP loyalists will not accept Azad.