Will never forget Azad’s efforts when Gujaratis were stuck in Kashmir: PM Modi

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An emotional Prime Minister Narendra Modi was all praise for outgoing leader of Opposition and veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as he recalled the years he worked with him.

“I will never forget Shri Azad’s efforts and Pranab Mukherjee’s efforts when people from Gujarat were stuck in Kashmir due to a militant attack. That night…Ghulam Nabi Ji called me…,” he recalled, fighting tears, and then paused for water.

Modi also recalled several other occasions where the two opposing leaders had shared a laugh or bantered as they shared a special camaraderie in Parliament. “Before I entered electoral politics, I met Ghulam Nabi Azad ji,” he said. “He told the reporters that while you may see us fight on TV debates, under the roof of this House, we are famil

As Jammu and Kashmir does not have an elected assembly at present, there will be no representatives in the upper chamber of Parliament until elections are held in the region.

Two MPs from the Peoples Democratic Party, Nazir Ahmed Laway and Mir Mohammed Fayaz, will see their terms end on February 10 and 15, respectively. Azad will see his term end on February 15 and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Shamsher Singh Manhas, on February 10.

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