Cong hits back at former minister for accusing Azad

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 20:13

Jammu: Congress on Tuesday said it had served a show cause notice on former minister Lal Singh for creating differences as it hit back at the former minister who quit the party alleging that senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was interfering in the working of the state unit.

"Singh was served fifteen days ago notice for creating differences within the party ranks," said Salman Nizami Joint Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC).

AICC General Secretary Ambika Soni had served him a show cause notice on 25th June asking him to explain his position, Nizami said.

"Singh quit the party only to avoid disciplinary action from the party High Command over his role in anti-people policies," Nizami said in a statement.

In a major set back to Congress ahead of Assembly polls in the state, two-time MP Lal Singh yesterday resigned from the party alleging senior leader Azad of interfering in the working of party`s state unit.
Singh, who hails from Kathua district, had won the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections as Congress candidate from Udhampur.

He was elected to state Assembly in 1996 and 2002, and had served as the Minister for Health and Medical Education in Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led coalition government in 2003.

First Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 20:13

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