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Rajya Sabha on Tuesday bid farewell to 4 retiring members of the Higher Home with Deputy Chairman Harivansh heaping lavish reward on the chief of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, terming him a repository of wealthy experiences.
The veteran Congress chief and Nazir Ahmed Laway (PDP) will retire on 15 February whereas the phrases of Mir Mohammad Fayaz (PDP) and Shamsher Singh Manhas (BJP) will finish on 10 February.
“It was my fortune that I acquired to sit down subsequent to Ghulam Nabi Azad within the Home. He has linked your entire nation with Jammu and Kashmir. I’ve not come throughout an individual like him who has such wealthy experiences. Have learnt loads from his steering, decency, conduct,” Harivansh stated.
Azad’s political stature is unparallel, he stated and added that the Congress chief has risen to such a place in nationwide politics from a block stage employee in Kashmir.
He appreciated him for the mammoth work within the well being sector like Nationwide City Well being Mission and establishing of medical schools.
Retirement from the home is simply a brief factor and never a break in his chosen path of serving the nation, Harivansh stated.
Azad stated he’s amongst these fortunate individuals who by no means went Pakistan and feels proud to be a Hindustani Muslim.
He spoke for nearly 28 minutes, quoting a number of couplets and hoping for restoration of peace in Jammu and Kashmir and return of Kashmiri Pandits again to the valley.
Fayaz in his speech stated, “We work for this nation. We have now taken the flag of the nation to villages. It hurts and saddens us once we are referred to as anti-national by the media and others.”
He recalled his journey from Kupwara, close to Pakistan border and from the municipal committee there to Rajya Sabha and stated he labored for the mainstream and towards separatist calls.
He praised the federal government for the work within the areas of schemes like Ujjwala and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, each of whom had been current within the Home, to “do justice to individuals to J&Ok” by restoring statehood and particular standing and thereby profitable and strengthening their religion.
In his speech, Manhas stated: “I come from Kashmir, the mukat mani (crown jewel) of the nation, and am sitting amongst others from the nation. I’ve labored for this mukut mani and can work for it sooner or later too.”
He stated he has visited all components of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and learnt loads from Modi about conduct in public life.
One other retiring member Laway appealed for restoration of statehood in addition to rail connectivity.
He remembered his get together chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who despatched him to this Home and stated he developed a relationship with all of the members and folks as a result of he got here to Rajya Sabha.
He urged the prime minister and the house minister for human and different sources improvement work in Jammu & Kashmir saying they need to handle the union territory as a result of now there would no illustration within the Home from there.
Satish Chandra Misra (BSP) stated that the retiring members would “stay torch bearers for us in future and present us the best way ahead”.
He stated that if his Congress desires to bid farewell to Azad then in that case individuals would bid farewell to the get together not him.
“It’s not simple to lose Ghulam Nabi Azad,” he added.
Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena) stated he couldn’t imagine that Azad is retiring from Rajya Sabha.
He advised that since Azad has seen a protracted tenure from days of Indira Gandhi to Narendra Modi, he ought to write an autobiography titled “From Indira to Modi”.
He instructed the Home that the Azad has very wealthy political expertise which may be very uncommon in politics. Addressing Azad, he stated that you’d by no means retire.
Raut additionally stated that there isn’t a dearth of leaders within the Congress, however “Azad Sahib, there are few leaders whom individuals know throughout the nation”.
He added he wouldn’t bid farewell to Azad however watch for him to return again once more right here within the Home.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale stated the title could also be Ghulam (slave) however all remained Azad (free).
He stated that Azad will all the time be remembered as a result of “you’re a massive hearted particular person”.
He additionally stated that Azad must be elected once more to Rajya Sabha and if Congress doesn’t need that then he and his get together RPI would try this. He added that Rajya Sabha wanted Azad again.
Abdul Wahab (IUML) thanked Azad for the “fantastic management” within the Home.
Congress chief Anand Sharma stated Azad has a really lengthy and wealthy expertise in numerous ministries and states.
He additionally stated that Azad is the one particular person within the get together who remained normal secretary of all states at totally different factors of time together with Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Haryana.
Sharma termed Azad as very frank and hardworking. He stated that Azad was all the time of the view that one mustn’t get private for ideology and there shouldn’t be bitterness on the idea of ideology.
He additionally stated that Azad has risen by the ranks and began from the underside and reached prime place by working laborious in contrast to in a single day rise of leaders of right now.
Sharma stated Azad would play an essential position within the elections of Jammu and Kashmir at any time when they’re held and would proceed to supply his companies to the nation.
Sukhendu Sekhar Ray (TMC) lauded Azad’s nature and hoped his get together renominates him and brings him again within the Home.
A Navaneethakrishnan (AIADMK) stated J Jayalalithaa had requested him to work together with Azad and different leaders and he learnt loads from him.
Prasanna Acharya (BJD) stated Azad has the flexibility to befriend everyone within the shortest attainable time. He added Kashmir is in his coronary heart and thoughts and at any time when he speaks about Jammu and Kashmir, his feelings come out.
Tiruchi Siva (DMK) stated right now was one of many painful moments as he needed to communicate on the farewell of a member from the home. He stated as a result of concern of Azad, he has developed friendship with everybody. “The home will likely be lacklustre within the coming days,” he stated, hoping he returns to the Home quickly.
KR Suresh Reddy (TRS) and Y Vijaisai Reddy (YSR-CP) recalled their affiliation with Azad. Vijaisai Reddy wished that he could contribute his finest to the nation.
Ram Gopal Yadav (SP) stated Kashmir is gorgeous and it’s represented within the Home by stunning individuals.
“Ghulam Nabi Azad acted as a bridge at any time when there was a impasse within the Home. He’s a really calm and well mannered particular person. I’m wondering who will fill the hole in the home. I want he comes again to the home. This home will likely be poorer with Azads going. I hope he turns into chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir after its statehood is restored,” he stated.
Ram Chandra Prasad Singh (JDU) stated Azad has performed a fantastic position on this home and wished him good.
Elamaram Kareem (CPM) stated as chief of opposition, Azad tried to unite the Opposition events but in addition united them the ruling events.
“As chief of opposition, he gave us good view. He all the time was a task mannequin for all members. He is not only a pacesetter of the Congress get together, however of your entire nation. I noticed him roar like a lion on 5 August, 2019,” he stated, recalling the day when Article 370 was revoked in Jammu and Kashmir.
Manoj Kumar Jha (RJD) and Satish Chandra Misra (BSP) wished Azad good within the life.
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