Azad praises PM Modi for not forgetting roots

Jammu: Senior Congress leader and former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday showered praises for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that he has not forgotten his roots and proudly recalls that he has sold tea and calls self a ‘chaiwala’ as well as he does not hide truth about himself.
Addressing a function here at Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust, Congress leader said, “I have met many leaders during my tenure in Parliament and learnt good things from good leaders I have met.”
With words of praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Azad recalled that he is from the village himself and admire PM for not forgetting roots.
Mr Azad, referring to PM Modi, said, “our Prime Minister also says that he was from the village, he has nothing, he used to cook, sell tea but never hides it from anybody.”
Further Mr Azad continued, “we are politically against him (PM) , but at least we too do not hide what is reality. A man who hides his reality lives in the illusionary world”, adding, “we all should be proud of him as PM doesn’t hide.”
Former J&K Chief Minister and senior Congress leader also launched a scathing attack on the UT administration and central government alleging that the claims made by the Jammu and Kashmir government are limited to papers.
“There is still no development in Jammu and Kashmir”, he said and added that tall claims of development are confined to papers only.
He recalled his tenure as chief minister and said earlier the development works were taken under triple shifts but now not even in an half shit.’
He said that the people of Jammu are being looted in the name of tax and more tax should be on the earnings while in Jammu and Kashmir the earnings have not been increased but people are burdened with tax.
Expressing concerns over business sector, Mr Azad alleged that there is a bad time for business sector in Jammu and Kashmir and said, “The industry here is on the verge of closure.”
Regarding the removal of Art 370 from the state, Mr Azad said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is as if the police DGP has been demoted to “sipahi”.
Earler Azad inaugurated the library there, named after the first trustee Masood Chaudhary