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Joined Congress when it was ‘taboo’ in J&K: Ghulam Nabi Azad in resignation letter

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New Delhi, Aug 26: Dealing a huge blow, veteran leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad quit the Congress today.

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    In his five page resignation letter, the 73 year old leader who earlier this year received the Padma Bhushan wrote about how he had joined the party when it was still a taboo in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Ghulam Nabi Azad

    "I had joined the Indian National Congress in 1970s when it was still a taboo to be associated with the party given its chequered history in the state from August 8, 1953 onwards - the arrest of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah being the nadir of its political myopia," he wrote.

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    He also said that he drew inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. "Subsequently on insistence of Sanjay Gandhi, I agreed to shoulder the responsibility of Jammu and Kashmir Youth National Congress in 1975-76," he further wrote.

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