Ghulam Nabi Azad quits J&K Congress' Committee hours after being appointed its chairman
New Delhi/IBNS: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was long upset with the party, has resigned from a key party post in Jammu and Kashmir, which signals a revolt within.
Azad stepped down as chairman of the party's campaign committee shortly after his appointment.
He has also resigned from the party's Jammu and Kashmir political affairs committee.
The resignation of Azad, who is one of the group of 23 dissident leaders seeking change in leadership, came after his close aide, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, was dropped from the post of the chief of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit.
Mir had stepped down last month.
The party had effected a thorough organisational change in the Union Territory and appointed Vikar Rasool Wani in place of Mir.
Party chief Sonia Gandhi had also formed the campaign committee, political affairs committee, coordination committee, manifesto committee, publicity and publication committee, disciplinary committee and Pradesh election committee with immediate effect.