Cong has overcome similar obstacles in the past: Farooq Abdullah on Azad's resignationtext_fields
Srinagar: Dr Farooq Abdullah, a former chief minister and president of the National Conference (NC), claimed on Friday that the Congress has previously faced setbacks like Ghulam Nabi Azad's resignation and recovered to become stronger.
Azad might not have been receiving the proper care as before, Abdullah told the reporters. Things of this nature have occurred in the past as well. He claimed that Congress will return stronger and that the nation needed a formidable opposition.
NC vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on his Twitter "Long rumoured to be in the offing but a body blow to the Congress nonetheless. Perhaps the senior leader to quit the party in recent times, his resignation letter makes for very painful reading. It's sad and quite scary, to see the grand old party of India implode."
Some PDP leaders said that the development was an internal issue of the Congress party while officially the party has not made any comment on this development.
Meanwhile, Azad loyalists continued to resign from the primary membership of the party. A former MLA Muhammad Amin Bhat also resigned on Friday.
(With inputs from IANS)