Mumbai: It was an emotional speech in the Rajya Sabha as members came together to bid farewell to retired MPs.
Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad thanked the MPs as he described his political journey from Jammu and Kashmir to New Delhi.
When he began speaking on his last day in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the majority community needed to move forward, adding, “I have never been to Pakistan and I think I am lucky. I am among those fortunate people who never went to Pakistan. When I read about circumstances in Pakistan, I feel proud to be a Hindustani Muslim.”
I am among those fortunate people who never went to Pakistan. When I read about circumstances in Pakistan, I feel proud to be a Hindustani Muslim: Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad in his retirement speech in RS pic.twitter.com/0nmJdkMWI8
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In his farewell address, Ghulam Nabi Azad also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that it was the former PM from whom he learned to run the House.
“I learned a lot from Atal ji…how to break the deadlock and how to run the House,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said in Rajya Sabha.