Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bidding farewell to retiring members of the Rajya Sabha, grew to become particularly emotional whereas recalling his recollections with Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, saying whoever replaces him can have problem residing up to his work.
“The one who will substitute Ghulam Nabi ji (as Leader of Opposition) can have problem matching his work as a result of he was not solely involved about his celebration but in addition in regards to the nation and the House,” PM Modi mentioned, talking in the Rajya Sabha.
He mentioned, “I hope that nation will profit from him. I thank him for his service. Your opinion and your suggestion will at all times be welcomed.”
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While recalling his dialog with Azad throughout a terror assault in Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi grew to become visibly emotional.
He mentioned, “There was a terrorist assault on pilgrims from Gujarat in Jammu and Kashmir. Ghulam Nabi Azad known as me at first. The telephone was not for the data, his tears weren’t stopping. That time Pranab Mukherjee was the defence minister and requested for Indian Air Force jet for transporting the physique. He mentioned that do not fear, we’ll determine one thing. But, Ghulam Nabi known as me once more. He was on the airport.”
Modi additionally advised the Rajya Sabha, about Azad’s lesser know passions outdoors of lively politics. “I’ve recognized Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad for years. We had been Chief Ministers collectively. We had interacted even earlier than I grew to become CM, when Azad Sahab was very a lot in lively politics. He has a ardour not many find out about – gardening.”
“Posts come, excessive workplace comes, energy comes and the way to deal with these, one should be taught from Ghulam Nabi Azad Ji. I might think about him a real buddy,” he mentioned.
Posts come, excessive workplace comes, energy comes and the way to deal with these, one should be taught from Ghulam Nabi Azad Ji. I might think about him a real buddy: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 9, 2021
As Azad retires this month, the Congress is already in talks to determine his alternative. Reports recommend that Anand Sharma and Mallikarjun Kharge are the highest contenders for the function of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.