Azad’s DAP is now PAP?

Tawi, November 14: One and a half months after launching the Democratic Azad Organization (DAP) with
much hoopla, veteran politician and former Congress stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad has decided to change the name of
his newly created political party.
The general secretary of the newly founded party, the "Progressive Azad Party," has issued a public notice to register
the party.
“This is for notice of the general public that a political party is proposed to be registered by the name of “Progressive
Azad Party”. The office of the party is located at Highway Sonwar, opposite Amar Singh Club, Srinagar,
Union Territory of Jammu and – 190001. This Party has submitted an application to the Election Commission
of , New Delhi for its registration as a political party under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act,
1951”, the public notice reads.
“Names/Addresses of the office-bearers of the Party are as follows:
Chairman- Ghulam Nabi Azad, 9, Hyderpora Bypass, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. General Secretary – Rajinder Singh
Chib, 4-C, 2nd Extension, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir. Treasurer- Taj Mohi-ud-Din, 63, Chandan Wari,
Tehsil Boniyar, Uri, District Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir.
If anyone has any objection to the registration of The “Progressive Azad Party”, they may send their objection, with
the reason thereof, to the Secretary (Political Party) Election Commission of India, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi-110001 within 30 days of the publication of this notice”, the notice further mentioned.
Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the "Democratic Azad Party" on September 26, 2022, in the presence of his followers,
including former ministers, ex-legislators, and top Congress leaders.
Azad stated that his party would pursue an independent agenda in order to meet the wishes and ambitions of the
people of Jammu and Kashmir. He also introduced the new party's flag.
"The agenda of the party is led by the hopes and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir," Azad said, adding
that the new party's programmes and policies are formed by incorporating the aspirations of Jammu and Kashmir
citizens.
"Over 1000 names for the new party have been offered by my wellwishers from across the country, and our leaders
and followers have achieved a consensus on the name of the Democratic Azad Party," Azad announced at the time.