Ironic that Congress doesn't need his services when nation recognises them: Kapil Sibal on Padma Bhushan award to Ghulam Nabi Azad

FPJ Web DeskUpdated:Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 10:54 AM IST
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Congress leader Kapil Sibal | (ANI Photo)

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday took a jibe at his own party over Ghulam Nabi Azad being conferred with the Padma Bhushan award.

Taking to Twitter, Kapil Sibal said that it was ironic that the Congress does not need Ghulam Nabi Azad's services when the nation recognises his contributions to public life.

"Ghulam Nabi Azad conferred Padam Bhushan. Congratulations bhaijan. Ironic that the Congress doesnโ€™t need his services when the nation recognises his contributions to public life," Kapil Sibal tweeted.

Veteran Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Azad, who was part of the group of 23 which has been critical of the party leadership and has sought an organisational overhaul, has been awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to public affairs.

Another G-23 leader Shashi Tharoor also congratulated Azad. "Warm congratulations to Shri @ghulamnazad on his Padma Bhushan. It is good to be recognized for one's public service even by a government of the other side," Tharoor tweeted.

However, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had on Tuesday taken a veiled dig at Azad who was conferred with the award.

"Right thing to do. He wants to be Azad not Ghulam," Ramesh said on Twitter after former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined the Padma award.

(With inputs from PTI)

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