Tara Chand was leading ‘Oppn’ against PCC chief: Chib, Jugal

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 24: Democratic Azad Party general secretary, R S Chib and Provincial president, Jugal Kishore today said that DAP was constituted on the instigation of former DyCM Tara Chand and he was the man who was leading dissident group against former JKPCC president GA Mir.
Hours after the press conference of three expelled DAP leaders, both DAP leaders, Chib and Jugal launched scathing attack on three leaders, Tara Chand, Balwan Singh and Dr Manohar Lal Sharma and said that Ghulam Nabi Azad framed new party on their instigation.
They said Tara Chand and his men used to exert pressure on Azad to pull out of Congress and frame new party in J&K as he was the only CM face in the J&K who can lead the party. Azad had told that he had no finance to raise a party but these people even assured to support financially as well to him in raising party and shoulder the responsibility.
Jugal said Tara Chand being senior leader among them was the man who was leading dissident group within the Congress against former JKPCC president GA Mir. He wrote about a dozen letters to the then party high command against JKPCC president and got these letters signed from all. He was the leader of dissident group within the party in J&K.
Commenting on the remarks of Tara Chand and others, Jugal said Azad was neither earlier alone, nor now. He has massive support of people across the Jammu and Kashmir. He said the future of DAP is very bright and those who have been expelled after being found indulged in ‘anti-party’ activities, will never be welcomed again.
Chib said it was only because of Azad, that these leaders (expelled) have been into the Congress party and enjoyed top positions. Even, after joining DAP, they were in touch with the Congress leadership, which was unacceptable. It was an initiative of expelled leaders that DAP was constituted but they ‘ditched’ Azad and now again dancing to the tunes of Congress party.
DAP was framed with a motive to restore statehood, fight for land rights, against unemployment and other issues but these leaders did not stand by their leader (Azad) and were more loyal to the Congress.