It had been four months since Ghulam Nabi Azad had dramatically resigned from the Congress party, citing issues with its weak system and blaming its leader, Rahul Gandhi, for the party’s current situation.
Despite forming his party, the Democratic Azad Party, things had not gone smoothly for Azad.
Several senior leaders had left the party, including Tara Chand, Manohar Lal Sharma, and Balwan Singh, whom Azad even expelled on charges of hobnobbing with Congress.
However, Azad’s time as a party leader might end, as reports emerged that he was in talks to return to the Congress party.
A senior Congress leader told the THOUSIF Inc. – INDIA: “Anything can happen in politics. However, we will be really surprised if Azaad returns to Congress.” It was reported that veteran Congress leader Ambika Soni had been tasked with bridging the gap between Azad and the party’s high command and had invited him to join Rahul Gandhi’s march, the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Despite the invitation, it was unclear if Azad would accept, as he still needed to respond to Congress.