The situation in Afghanistan is going from bad to worse. President Ashraf Ghani has left the country, the Taliban have taken over. Now the first Vice President Amrullah Saleh has declared himself as the acting President of the country.
Afghanistan’s first Vice President Amrullah Saleh has declared himself the country’s acting President. He said that he is reaching out to get the support and consensus of all the leaders. He tweeted, ‘According to the Constitution of Afghanistan, the VFP becomes Acting President in the absence, escape, resignation or death of the President. I am currently inside my country and the legitimate caretaker is the President. I am approaching all the leaders for their support and consensus.
Saleh did not accept Taliban control, saying he would never be under “one roof” with Islamic extremists. On Sunday, Ashraf’s former deputy Ghani said he would never betray the “spirit” and “legacy of my hero Ahmed Shah Masood”, the legacy of the late Afghan politician and military commander who fought against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989. The battle was fought.
President Ashraf Ghani stuffed cash in his helicopter while fleeing the war-torn country, but had to leave some bags full of notes on the runway due to lack of space. Russia’s official media claimed this in a news on Monday.
Significantly, with the Taliban’s capture of Kabul on Sunday, the US-backed Ghani government fell and the President was forced to leave the country like ordinary people of the country and abroad. The 72-year-old President Ghani escaped from Kabul with a helicopter loaded with cash, Russia’s state news agency Tas reported, citing the Russian embassy in Kabul. In his first statement since leaving Afghanistan, Ghani wrote a post on Facebook on Sunday. The President wrote that he had two difficult choices, first the armed Taliban trying to break into Rashtrapati Bhavan, and second, leaving his beloved country, which I spent 20 years of my life defending.