Athawale recites poem to bid farewell to Ghulam Nabi in RS  |  Photo Credit score: ANI
New Delhi: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday recited a poem in Higher Home of Parliament to bid farewell to Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad whose time period is coming to an finish subsequent week.
Collaborating within the farewell speech for Chief of Opposition Azad in his typical model, Athawale heaped reward on the rival political chief.
Republican Occasion of India (RPI) chief additionally stated that if the Congress doesn’t give a Rajya Sabha ticket to Azad, his get together is prepared to take action.
“It is best to return to the Home. If Congress would not convey you again, then, we’re able to do it. This Home wants you,” stated Athawale throughout his farewell speech.
Azad retires from the Higher Home on February 15 after being the Chief of Opposition for over six years since June 8, 2014.
PM Modi’s emotional farewell to Azad
Earlier at present, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an emotional breakdown whereas reminiscing about his shut affiliation with the Congress chief.
With tears in his eyes, PM Modi stated it might be troublesome for anybody to fill the sneakers of Azad as he cared not solely about his political affiliation but additionally in regards to the nation and the Home.
“I fear that after Azad whosoever will take over from him must fill very large boots as a result of he cared not solely about his get together however in regards to the nation in addition to the Home. This isn’t a small factor, this a giant factor,” PM Modi stated.
PM Modi’s emotional tribute got here a day after he lauded Azad for his conduct in Parliament whereas taking a jibe at his get together management. “Ghulam Nabi ji all the time speaks decently, by no means makes use of foul language. We must always study this from him, I respect him for it. He praised elections held in J&Okay, however I’m involved. I consider your get together will take it in proper spirit and never make the error of doing the other by taking it because the view of the G-23,” the Prime Minister stated, referring to a gaggle of 23 senior Congress leaders who wrote to get together chief Sonia Gandhi final 12 months demanding sweeping reforms within the get together. Azad was among the many letter writers.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu additionally delivered farewell speech Azad describing him as a voice of sanity in public life over few many years when he made beneficial contributions whereas serving each in authorities and in opposition.