The revamp of the Disciplinary Action Committee was necessitated with the death of Motilal Vohra, who was the member secretary of the Panel. Azad, Shinde and former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mukut Mithi were the other four members who were dropped.
New Delhi: In a big development, the Congress party has dropped senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad from its disciplinary action committee as it reconstituted the panel with AK Antony continuing to head it while adding four new members.
Besides Azad, the former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Congress President Sonia Gandhi also dropped former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Arunachal chief minister Mukut Mithi from the panel.
The revamp of the disciplinary panel was necessitated with the death of Motilal Vohra, who was the member secretary of the committee.
In their place, Congress general secretary Tariq Anwar will be the Member Secretary while Congress Working Committee member Ambika Soni, senior Delhi Congress leader Jai Prakash Aggarwal and Parameshwara will be other members.
Azad was part of the G-23 – the group that wrote to Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping changes in the party structure.
This comes a day after a group of leaders supporting him in Jammu and Kashmir resigned from the party, alleging that they are not being heard and raising a banner of revolt against Union Territory party president Ghulam Ahmed Mir.
Denying that he had knowledge of resignations of some state Congress leaders close to him, Azad has said that he will do what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want him to do for the betterment of the Union territory.
“I will do what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want me to do for the betterment of this state,” Azad had told reporters in reply to a question on whether he would contest as Congress chief ministerial candidate in the next assembly elections keeping in view the demand raised at a public rally in Kathua district.