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Ghulam Nabi Azad returns Modi praise, calls PM a man ‘true to his self’ | India News

Ghulam Nabi Azad returns Modi praise, calls PM a man ‘true to his self’ | India News

JAMMU: 3 weeks after PM Narendra Modi‘s teary-eyed farewell speech for him within the Rajya Sabha, Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday returned the praise by means of lavishing reward at the former as any individual who “does not cover his true self” and stays proud of his humble antecedents.
“I’m from a village and really feel proud about it. Even our PM hails from a village and really proudly says that he used to be a no one — that he used to scrub utensils and promote tea. We’re political competitors, however I respect the truth that he’s true to his roots. I really like numerous issues about many leaders and he’s certainly one of them,” Azad, a former leader minister of the erstwhile state of J&Ok, stated at an match in Jammu. “Those that cover their true selves live in a bubble,” he stated.

Since exiting as chief of the opposition within the Rajya Sabha, Azad has been lively as a member of Congress’s “G23”, comprising senior functionaries who’ve been crucial of the grand outdated birthday party’s functioning and elegance of management.
Alluding to PM Modi, who had spoken of Azad within the Rajya Sabha as any individual whose suggest he would all the time welcome, the Congress stalwart stated, “A person must be proud (of who he’s and the place he comes from). I’ve travelled the sector and stayed in 5-star motels, 7-star motels…but if I sit down with other people from my village, without reference to whether or not they’re dressed in washed garments or no longer, there’s a perfume that makes the revel in particular.”
Azad, who used to be talking at a programme organised by means of the Gurjar Desh Charitable Accept as true with, is from a far off village in Jammu’s Doda district.
On February 9, Modi had stated of Azad within the Rajya Sabha,”The one who will exchange Ghulam Nabi ji (as chief of the opposition) may have problem matching his paintings as a result of he used to be no longer best interested by his birthday party but in addition concerning the nation and the Area.”
The PM added, “Don’t really feel like you might be now not within the Area. My doorways are all the time open for you. I can want your ideas. I can no longer mean you can retire.”
Whilst holding the not going mutual admiration society going, Azad did not cling again in his complaint of the Union Territory management and the Centre. “There’s a hole ring to the Centre’s claims about construction of J&Ok. The entirety is on paper. If truth be told, the individuals are being looted within the title of tax. Tax must be on source of revenue, however source of revenue in J&Ok is 0 now,” he informed journalists later.