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Azad changed the name of the political party a few days after its creation; replace “democratic” with “progressive” [details]

With just 50 days after launching the Democratic Azad Party (DAP) amid much publicity and fanfare, veteran politician and former Congress stalwart, Ghulam Nabi Azad has now decided to change the name of his newly formed political party.

A public notice was issued by the secretary general of the newly formed party to register a political party under the name “Progressive Azad Party”.

“It is to inform the general public that it is proposed to register a political party as ‘Progressive Azad Party’. The party office is located on Sonwar National Road, opposite Amar Singh Club, Srinagar , Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir – 190001. This party has submitted an application to the Election Commission of India, New Delhi, for registration as a political party under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act 1951,” the public notice reads.

Ghulam Nabi Azad unveils the flag of his new party “Democratic Azad Party” in Jammu on Mondaysocial media

The names/addresses of the members of the Party office are as follows:

  1. Chairman – Ghulam Nabi Azad, 9, Hyderpora Bypass, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
  2. General Secretary – Rajinder Singh Chib, 4-C, 2nd Extension, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, J&K
  3. Treasurer – Taj Mohi-ud-Din, 63, Chandan Wari, Tehsil Boniyar, Uri, Baramulla District, J&K

“If anyone has any objection to the registration of ‘Azad Progressive Party’, he can send his objection, with the reason thereof, to the Secretary (Political Party) Election Commission of India, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001 within 30 days of the posting of this notice,” the notice further states.

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Exactly a month after leaving Cong, Azad launched DAP on September 26

In the presence of his supporters, including former ministers, ex-legislators and senior Congress leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the “Democratic Azad Party” on September 26, 2022.

Azad announced that his party would pursue an independent program to meet the wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also unveiled the flag of the new party.

“The party’s agenda is guided by the wishes and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Azad said and announced that the programs and policies of the new party are formulated by incorporating the ambitions of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir.

“My supporters across the country have suggested over 1,000 names for the new party and our leaders and supporters have reached consensus on the name of the Democratic Party Azad,” Azad said at the time.

Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad leaves the party

Azad leaves Cong on August 26

Ghulam Nabi Azad, 73, severed his 53-year relationship with the Congress Party on August 26 by resigning from senior party members.

While calling the party “completely destroyed”, he didn’t mince words when he attacked Rahul Gandhi for “demolishing” the entire consultative machinery of the party.

Over two dozen prominent Congress leaders including former Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and several former Ministers/Legislators including Peerzada Mohd Sayed, Taj Mohiuddin, GM Saroori, RS Chib, Jugal Kishore, Abdul Majid Wani , Balwan Singh, Abdul Rashid Dar, Dr. Manohar Lal, Mohd Amin Bhat and others also resigned from Congress in support of Azad. Two former lawmakers, one each from the PDP and the Apni party, also followed suit.